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Railways: Slade Green

Department for Transport written question – answered on 20th November 2018.

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Photo of David Evennett David Evennett Conservative, Bexleyheath and Crayford

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to help improve reliability of rail services on the Slade Green line in advance of the new franchise agreement being agreed for services on that line.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The franchise agreements between the Department and train operators include key performance benchmarks. The Department monitors each train operator against these levels, and this includes regular meetings with its senior management where performance figures are scrutinised and challenged. There are a range of enforcement mechanisms available to the Department in the event of non-compliance.

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