Northern: Standards

Department for Transport written question – answered on 14th June 2018.

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Photo of Conor McGinn Conor McGinn Labour, St Helens North

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many trains scheduled to stop at Rainford station have been cancelled as part of Northern’s recently imposed emergency timetable; which of those cancelled services were replaced with a rail replacement bus service; and whether it is his Department’s policy that a rail replacement bus service should charge the same fare as the service it is replacing.

Photo of Jo Johnson Jo Johnson Minister of State (Department for Education) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Minister of State (Department for Transport), Minister of State (London)

The 4th June emergency timetable has reduced Rainford’s Mon-Sat train numbers from 18 in each direction to 15.

How many cancelled services have been replaced by a bus is an operational matter for Northern.

It is established practice in the rail industry that the same fares are charged when rail replacement bus services are in use.

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