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100048
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading East Coast Railway Line remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact they consider that the long-term access rights for Grand Central on the East Coast Main Line will have on the premium payments generated by the Intercity East Coast franchise. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL2254 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport has forecast premiums for the purposes of the competition for the InterCity East Coast franchise. These forecasts take into account Grand Central’s access rights at their current levels. The Invitation to Tender for the InterCity East Coast franchise competition includes a Risk Assumption relating to the impact of an expansion of Open Access operations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:25:22.6907056Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:25:22.6907056Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2483
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
100068
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading East Coast Railway Line remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether East Coast Rail has carried out any study or projections of what would be the effect of converting one carriage on the East Coast intercity from first class to second class. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL2274 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>East Coast has conducted some limited analysis on the effect of converting first to standard class carriages on the franchise. Their analysis shows that standard class is not currently capacity constrained. As such, they consider that there is no immediate demand for more standard class carriages and, especially considering the upcoming introduction of the new InterCity Express trains, such a conversion is not likely to provide the best outcome for East Coast passengers or taxpayers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:27:09.9865432Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:27:09.9865432Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
58572
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading East Coast Railway Line remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Kramer on 13 May (WA 492), what is the annual charge used to calculate the net present value of £2.7 billion for the contract with Agility Trains East covering the provision of Intercity Express trains for the East Coast Main Line; and how many diagrammed trains and diagrammed vehicles are to be provided under the contract. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL97 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The net present value of the East Coast Main Line fleet is £2.7bn in 2009 prices. This is for a fleet of 414 diagrammed vehicles over 54 diagrammed trains. The total Set Availability Payment for the full East Coast fleet in 1 April 2020 - 31 March 2021 (the first year of full fleet operation) is £324.6m in nominal 2020 prices.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T14:00:02.7819497Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T14:00:02.7819497Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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3526
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
63799
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading East Coast Railway Line remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that the East Coast rail line will continue to connect directly the north-east of England with Edinburgh and Scotland, with stops on some services in Northumberland. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL583 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Invitation To Tender (ITT) for the Inter City East Coast franchise retained services for all stops currently served by the franchise, including Edinburgh, Aberdeen and all other stops in Scotland, and stops at Northumberland. The ITT specified minimum levels of train services including those between the North-East of England and Scotland and we anticipate bidders will offer services over and above this minimum requirement.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T14:50:15.5579108Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T14:50:15.5579108Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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4181
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
92825
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading East Coast Railway Line remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve the East Coast Railway line; and in particular to increase speed between London and (1) Newcastle, and (2) Edinburgh. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL2061 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Government has significant plans for the East Coast Main Line and the InterCity East Coast franchise. The competition for the franchise is expected to provide a number of material improvements for passengers, many of which are set out in the Prospectus and Invitation to Tender (ITT) for the franchise. These include the delivery of the new state-of-the-art Class 800/801 trains from the Intercity Express Programme, which will both improve the environment for passengers and reduce journey times.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s Rail Investment Strategy for the period 2014-2019 includes £240million for improving the East Coast Mainline with the aim of providing a material reduction in journey times between London and Edinburgh by 2020. The ITT for the new franchise seeks to build on this by specifying that the maximum journey time between London and Edinburgh reduces from 4hours 26 minutes in 2013, to 4 hours 17 minutes in 2020 to ensure that benefits from our investments in the IEP fleet and infrastructure are delivered. It does not specify a reduction in journey times to Newcastle but it is expected that these will also reduce to achieve the overall reductions to Edinburgh. As the ITT sets out our minimum requirements for the franchise, we expect that bidders will strive to improve upon these times.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T16:20:31.6218219Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T16:20:31.6218219Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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259
unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
99972
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading East Coast Railway Line remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the annual average cost of each seat on the East Coast rail service in (1) standard class, and (2) first class. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL2187 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The average cost of each seat on the East Coast rail service, calculated by adding direct rolling stock costs (staff including drivers and guards, materials, leasing, operating and maintaining, fuel, retail costs net revenue, logistics) and dividing by total number of seats are as follows:</p><p> </p><p>1) Standard Class: £9,750 per annum</p><p> </p><p>2) First Class: £16,339 per annum</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:27:53.8909467Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:27:53.8909467Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
star this property tabling member
2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
100049
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading East Coast Railway Line remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the long-term access rights for Grand Central on the East Coast Main Line require them to pay the same access charge as Intercity East Coast; and, if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL2255 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>Grand Central will not pay the same access charges as Intercity East Coast as Open Access Operators do not pay Fixed Track Access Charges (FTAC). However, both Franchised and Open Access Operators pay Variable Track Access Charges (VTAC) since these are set to reflect the direct ‘wear and tear’ costs that train services impose on the network when they are run.</p><p> </p><p>For Control Period 5 (CP5) the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) has held <ins class="ministerial">the Capacity Charge element of VTAC at CP4 levels for services currently run by existing passenger Open Access Operators, however they will pay CP5 rates for any additional or new services whilst any new entrant Open Access Operator will pay CP4 rates on services below a set threshold and CP5 rates on services above that threshold. </ins><del class="ministerial">Open Access (both passenger and freight) VTAC at CP4 levels, whilst</del> Franchised Operators pay the new, higher CP5 rates<del class="ministerial">.</del> <ins class="ministerial">for both existing and new services.  However, this is the only element of VTAC that is calculated on a different basis.</ins></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:24:42.437Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:24:42.437Z
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less than 2015-01-12T16:11:35.18Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-12T16:11:35.18Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2483
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
58548
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading East Coast Railway Line remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of rail freight access and path allocation over the Welwyn Viaduct beyond January 2018; and what discussions he held with rail freight (a) operators and (b) industry groups regarding future freight access over the Welwyn Viaduct before he approved the InterCity East Coast invitation to tender. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham South more like this
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Lilian Greenwood more like this
star this property uin 199251 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The East Coast Main Line franchise was the subject of a full consultation prior to the issue of the Invitation to Tender. The Freight Operating Companies and the Rail Freight Group were included in this consultation and at least two of the Freight Operating Companies responded.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The primary responsibility for the allocation of paths on the rail network rests with Network Rail. However, Network Rail needs to take account not only of the Department's requirements in its franchise specifications but also of existing track access rights held by other train operators, passenger and freight, subject to the ORR's responsibilities as independent regulator.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department is represented on the cross-industry planning (the IPG) group that has been established to review future capacity requirements of all operators on the route.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T14:53:49.9564892Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T14:53:49.9564892Z
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1585
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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4029
unstar this property label Biography information for Lilian Greenwood more like this
61015
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading East Coast Railway Line remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of delays to East Coast Main Line rail services in 2013-14 were due to (a) overhead wire failures, (b) signalling failures, (c) other infrastructure failures, (d) flooding or other weather events, (e) vehicles, persons, or animals on the line, (f) train failures, (g) unavailability of staff and (h) other causes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh North and Leith more like this
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Mark Lazarowicz more like this
star this property uin 200030 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Department does not hold the information in the form requested. This would be a matter for Network Rail.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2014-06-17T14:56:34.7701299Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T14:56:34.7701299Z
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1585
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lazarowicz more like this