Cross country railway line: Gloucester

Department for Transport written question – answered on 6th March 2017.

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Photo of Richard Graham Richard Graham Conservative, Gloucester

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many trains per day there were travelling between Birmingham and Bristol that stopped at Gloucester in (a) the last year and (b) 2001.

Photo of Paul Maynard Paul Maynard Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

(a) In the current December 2016 timetable, which applies between11 December 2016 and 20 May 2017, CrossCountry operate the following number of services between Birmingham and Bristol which call at Gloucester:

Day

Southbound

Northbound

Monday to Friday

2

1

Saturday

1

1

Sunday

1

1

(b) CrossCountry have operated the current franchise since 2007. In 2001 when the franchise was operated by Virgin Trains, the following services were provided between Birmingham and Bristol which call at Gloucester:

Day

Southbound

Northbound

Monday to Friday

8

6

Saturday

8

7

Sunday

6

7

The information for 2001 in table (b) is based on the September 2000 timetable compiled by Railtrack (now Network Rail), which applied between 24 September and19 May 2001 and constitutes the only information available to the Department for Transport. Numbers of services on Saturdays and Sundays were subject to minor fluctuation, dependent on when engineering works were scheduled during the September 2000 to May 2001 timetable.

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