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Railways: Gloucester

Department for Transport written question – answered on 24th October 2019.

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Photo of Richard Graham Richard Graham Conservative, Gloucester

What steps he is taking to increase rail capacity in Gloucester.

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

In the new timetable starting on 15 December Great Western Railway increases the frequency of through train services between London Paddington and Gloucester from every two hours to hourly. There will also be earlier first and last trains.

The new through trains will be operated by new Intercity Express Trains, providing far more capacity than the shorter local diesel trains they replace.

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