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West Coast Partnership Rail Franchise: Safety

Department for Transport written question – answered on 3rd October 2019.

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Photo of Lisa Nandy Lisa Nandy Labour, Wigan

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it is his policy to retain a safety critical guard on each train on the First Trenitalia West Coast franchise.

Photo of Lisa Nandy Lisa Nandy Labour, Wigan

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the existing locations of (a) train crew and (b) catering depots will be retained on the First Trenitalia West Coast franchise.

Photo of Lisa Nandy Lisa Nandy Labour, Wigan

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the buffet car will be retained on all trains, including the new and updated fleet, on the First Trenitalia West Coast franchise.

Photo of Lisa Nandy Lisa Nandy Labour, Wigan

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether all ticket offices on the First Trenitalia West Coast franchise will remain open with existing staffing levels and opening hours maintained.

Photo of Lisa Nandy Lisa Nandy Labour, Wigan

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether (a) despatch staff, (b) shunters, (c) directly employed cleaners (d) customer service staff and (e) other front-line station staffing levels will be maintained on the First Trenitalia West Coast franchise.

Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The operational management of the franchise will be a matter for the operator, First Trenitalia West Coast, who can be contacted via First Group.

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