Avanti West Coast: Timetables

Department for Transport written question – answered on 23rd September 2022.

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Photo of Navendu Mishra Navendu Mishra Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether her Department approved Avanti West Coast’s reduced timetable announced in August and September 2022.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster Minister of State (Department for Transport)

An immediate and near total cessation of drivers volunteering to work passenger trains on rest days meant Avanti West Coast (AWC) was unable to resource its timetable. To mitigate the impact of short notice cancelations on passengers, the Department endorsed a temporary reduction from seven to four trains per hour (tph) on 14 August 2022.

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