Department for Transport written question – answered on 12th December 2017.

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Photo of Clive Efford Clive Efford Labour, Eltham

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of operating selective door opening on the Bexleyheath service to Victoria at stations without the capacity for 10 or 12 carriage trains; and if he will make a statement.

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

The Department does not specify where selected door opening (SDO) is deployed as this is a decision for bidders. However, SDO is typically deployed to overcome individual instances of shorter platforms along a line of route. Three stations along the route to Victoria from Lewisham are a maximum of 8 car (Nunhead, Peckham Rye and Denmark Hill), and in such instances it might be deemed that the use of SDO along the line of route with 10 or 12-car operations may not be appropriate.

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