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star this property date less than 2015-06-04more like thismore than 2015-06-04
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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
star this property hansard heading Railways: South West 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 recent discussions his Department has had with Network Rail and First Great Western on improving the rail service to Torbay and the South West. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torbay more like this
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Kevin Foster more like this
star this property uin 1112 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-12more like thismore than 2015-06-12
star this property answer text <p>Since December 2013, services on the 20 minute journey from Newton Abbot to Paignton have operated approximately every half an hour, an improvement on the previous hourly service with an additional 12 trains per day. The additional service was promoted by Torbay and Devon County Council and part funded by an EU grant.</p><p> </p><p>There are long standing aspirations to maintain and expand this service supported by recommendations in Network Rail’s Route Utilisation Strategy (RUS). The Department’s Rail Executive is in ongoing discussions with First Great Western and Network Rail about the continuation and expansion of this service and responses to our 2014 Great Western consultation showed strong support for this.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, Network Rail continues to focus on the ongoing work as to whether a new or reopened inland route should be constructed to provide a more resilient railway for the South West, in addition to what works are ongoing to improve Dawlish itself.</p><p>Options for maintaining a resilient rail service to the Southwest Peninsula were presented by Network Rail to the Secretary of State in July 2014. The options will influence the next industry plan in 2016 and inform the Government’s rail investment strategy for 2019-2024.</p><p> </p><p>Network Rail is progressing work on the existing rail route via Dawlish to ensure that future route failure is avoided.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2015-06-12T11:16:56.533Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-12T11:16:56.533Z
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3974
star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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4451
star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
348599
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-04more like thismore than 2015-06-04
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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
star this property hansard heading Railways: South West 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 progress his Department has made on improving the resilience of the railway to Torbay and the South West. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torbay more like this
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Kevin Foster more like this
star this property uin 1113 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-12more like thismore than 2015-06-12
star this property answer text <p>Network Rail spent £40 million repairing and strengthening the line at Dawlish after the severe weather in 2014, and in order to try prevent the kind of damage to the railway that happened in 2014 from happening again, £31 million is also going into improving the resilience of the Great Western route.</p><p> </p><p>Options for maintaining a resilient rail service to the Southwest Peninsula were presented by Network Rail to the Secretary of State in July 2014. The options will influence the next industry plan in 2016 and inform the Government’s rail investment strategy for 2019-2024.</p><p> </p><p>Network Rail is progressing work on the existing rail route via Dawlish to ensure that future route failure is avoided.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2015-06-12T11:21:18.547Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-12T11:21:18.547Z
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3974
star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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4451
star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
390853
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
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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
star this property hansard heading Railways: South West 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 his policy is on establishing a separate Devon and Cornwall rail franchise. 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 7664 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
star this property answer text <p>When the second Great Western Direct Award was announced earlier in the year, we confirmed that the contract allowed for the potential for separate franchised rail services in Devon and Cornwall.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department is currently carrying out a high level review of rail franchise geography.  We would also expect to consult with stakeholders in Devon and Cornwall in the development of any future proposals.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2015-07-21T12:31:37.923Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-21T12:31:37.923Z
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3974
star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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4029
star this property label Biography information for Lilian Greenwood more like this
419162
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-09-16more like thismore than 2015-09-16
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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
star this property hansard heading Railways: South West 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 infrastructure upgrades, other than the Reading rebuilding project, are being undertaken or planned to gain journey time benefit for the South West Peninsula from the new high-speed AT300 trains when they are introduced in December 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South West Devon more like this
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Mr Gary Streeter more like this
star this property uin 10527 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
star this property answer text <p>As part of the long-term economic plan to increase growth and create jobs in the South West, this Government has a commitment to £7.2 billion investment in transport infrastructure in the South West over this Parliament.</p><p>As the Secretary of State for Transport set out in his oral statement to the House on 25 June, he has asked the new Chair of Network Rail, Sir Peter Hendy, to re-plan the enhancements programme. A full assessment of the delivery of the enhancements programme will be a specific task of the re-plan, which is due to report back in the autumn.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2015-10-12T14:15:33.813Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-12T14:15:33.813Z
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3974
star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Gary Streeter more like this
426305
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-04more like thismore than 2015-11-04
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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
star this property hansard heading Railways: South West 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, whether Sir Peter Hendy's work to re-plan the Network Rail enhancements programme in Control Period 5, 2014-19, takes account of maximising the journey time benefit for the South West peninsula by use of the new high-speed AT300 trains which are due to be introduced in December 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport more like this
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Oliver Colvile more like this
star this property uin 14781 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-10more like thismore than 2015-11-10
star this property answer text <p><strong></strong></p><p>Sir Peter Hendy has been asked to review Network Rail’s enhancement portfolio, so that works may be delivered over a more realistic timeframe. The terms of reference are clear that work is to be prioritised to take “<em>particular account of interfaces with other infrastructure programmes and the need to deliver the required passenger and freight benefits, franchise or rolling stock commitments”. </em>Sir Peter Hendy is due to report later in the Autumn.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2015-11-10T15:10:27.553Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-10T15:10:27.553Z
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3974
star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Colvile more like this
427826
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-10more like thismore than 2015-11-10
star this property answering body
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
star this property hansard heading Railways: South West 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 information he holds on whether Sir Peter Hendy's review of Network Rail's programme plans will consider extending electrification to Plymouth and the South West Peninsula. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Moor View more like this
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Johnny Mercer more like this
star this property uin 15925 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-17more like thismore than 2015-11-17
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Transport asked the new Chair of Network Rail, Sir Peter Hendy Review to review the enhancements programme as detailed in the Network Rail’s Control Period 5 (2014-2019) Rail Enhancement’s Delivery Plan. This did not include the electrification to Plymouth and the South West Peninsula. Electrification of this route is expected to be considered as part of the future strategy for the railway.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2015-11-17T14:31:39.297Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-17T14:31:39.297Z
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3974
star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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4485
star this property label Biography information for Johnny Mercer more like this
431793
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
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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
star this property hansard heading Railways: South West 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, if he will make contingency plans for delivery by bodies other than Network Rail of Control Period 5 projects that the Hendy Review determines to be undeliverable and which are necessary in order to realise the full benefit of the introduction of AT300 trains to the South West peninsula. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Moor View more like this
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Johnny Mercer more like this
star this property uin 17347 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-01more like thismore than 2015-12-01
star this property answer text <p><strong></strong></p><p>As Sir Peter Hendy’s report to the Secretary of State on the 25 November 2015 on the replanning of the CP5 Investment Programme made clear, the Cornwall Capacity Enabling Scheme, which will enable the delivery of the introduction of AT300 trains to the South West peninsula, will be delivered within CP5.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2015-12-01T11:49:39.643Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-01T11:49:39.643Z
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3974
star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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4485
star this property label Biography information for Johnny Mercer more like this
439690
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-21more like thismore than 2015-12-21
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: South West 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 they have had discussions with the Chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission concerning railway links between London and south-west England. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL4766 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-08more like thismore than 2016-01-08
star this property answer text <p>The government has had discussions on a range of topics with the Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission. The commission will examine all forms of economic infrastructure, including rail transport.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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less than 2016-01-08T14:02:21.117Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-08T14:02:21.117Z
star this property answering member
4536
star this property label Biography information for Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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1137
star this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
446515
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-20more like thismore than 2016-01-20
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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
star this property hansard heading Railways: South West 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 Lord O’Neill of Gatley on 8 January (HL4766), what is their assessment of the adequacy of railway links between London and South-West England. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL5287 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-01more like thismore than 2016-02-01
star this property answer text <p>The National Infrastructure Commission is not currently undertaking work on railway links between London and South West England.</p><p> </p><p>Network Rail assessed the adequacy of the rail links between London and the South West as part of the rail industry’s Long Term Planning Process. The Western &amp; Wessex Route Studies form part of this process and develop options for future services and for investment in the rail network up to 2043.</p><p>The options set out in the Route Studies are based on a regional and route based interpretation of the outputs and demand forecasts from previous market studies.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2016-02-01T12:31:59.743Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-01T12:31:59.743Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1137
star this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
449026
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-29more like thismore than 2016-01-29
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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
star this property hansard heading Railways: South West 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, whether the GRIP 2 studies required for the Peninsula Rail Task Force's survey will be available in order for the survey to be completed in June 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Moor View more like this
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Johnny Mercer more like this
star this property uin 24864 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-03more like thismore than 2016-02-03
star this property answer text <p>Department for Transport officials are working with Network Rail and the Peninsula Rail Task Force within the context of the changes that will come from Hendy re-profiling and the Bowe review to establish which further studies are required to inform the Peninsula Rail Task Force report of June 2016 and the funding that could be available to support this development work.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2016-02-03T12:13:35.27Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-03T12:13:35.27Z
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3974
star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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4485
star this property label Biography information for Johnny Mercer more like this