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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
star this property hansard heading East Coast Railway Line more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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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 remove filter
star this property uin HL2255 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star 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
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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24717
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
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
100046
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading European Rail Traffic Management System more like this
unstar 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 assessment they have made as to progress in other countries of the European Union of the successful installation of the European Rail Traffic Management System on any busy mixed traffic railway. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw remove filter
star this property uin HL2252 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>Network Rail, which leads the industry deployment of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS), is fully engaged within European groups involved in ERTMS rollout. In particular Network Rail is looking closely at the Danish deployment, which will deliver ERTMS onto mixed traffic corridors. The assessments of Network Rail are fed into national planning activities for ERTMS implementation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:26:13.7629336Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:26:13.7629336Z
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1557
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2483
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
100047
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading European Rail Traffic Management System more like this
unstar 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 are their latest cost estimates for the installation of the European Rail Traffic Management System in each cab of United Kingdom trains. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw remove filter
star this property uin HL2253 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>Our estimates are based upon information and assessments carried out by industry, who have used data from UK and EU deployments.</p><p> </p><p>The Government uses these estimates as a benchmark only, to be used during the evaluation of those new passenger franchises affected by the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) deployment. As this information is used in commercial competitions, it would not be appropriate to put this in the public domain.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T13:47:56.4540823Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T13:47:56.4540823Z
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1557
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2483
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
100048
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading East Coast Railway Line more like this
unstar 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 remove filter
star this property uin HL2254 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star 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
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2483
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
1002470
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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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 East Coast Railway Line: Trains more like this
unstar 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 alleviate any possible increase in service cancellations caused by the roll out of new Azuma trains to the East Coast Main Line. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw remove filter
star this property uin HL11311 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport is working with Hitachi, the Office of Rail and Road, London North Eastern Railway (LNER), and Network Rail to ensure that the new Intercity Express Programme trains enter service on the the East Coast Main Line as soon as possible, and that the transition from LNER’s current fleet to the Azumas is a smooth one.</p><p> </p><p>With the rollout of any new rolling stock, it is prudent to plan for potential issues that might affect services, and the Department is working with LNER to ensure that contingencies are in place for such eventualities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T12:47:25.217Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T12:47:25.217Z
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4584
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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2483
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
1002471
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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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 Gatwick Airport Station more like this
unstar 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 Sugg on 5 November (HL10994), what proportion of the costs of the Gatwick Airport Station enhancement scheme have been funded by Gatwick Airport Ltd. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw remove filter
star this property uin HL11312 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>To date, Gatwick Airport Ltd have contributed 24.9 % of the development costs of the Gatwick Airport Station enhancement scheme.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T12:47:38.24Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T12:47:38.24Z
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4584
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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2483
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
1002472
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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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 Cross Country Rail Franchise more like this
unstar 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 Sugg on 5 November (HL10993), whether they anticipate being able make proposals by Easter 2019 for reducing overcrowding across the Cross Country Trains network. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw remove filter
star this property uin HL11313 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The current Cross Country Franchise is due to expire in October 2019 with an option available of extending the current contract by one year to October 2020. We are currently reviewing options for the Cross Country Franchise and are therefore unable to make any comment as to what and when any decisions will be made.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T12:47:51.107Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T12:47:51.107Z
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4584
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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2483
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
1005601
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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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 East-West Rail Link more like this
unstar 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 lessons they have learnt from the performance of the Bicester to Oxford route operated by Chiltern Railways; and how might any lessons be applied to the proposed East West Rail scheme. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw remove filter
star this property uin HL11372 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>The Bicester to Oxford route, which is operated by Chiltern Railways, continues to perform well with strong passenger revenue and growth on the route.</p><p> </p><p>The East West Rail Company has been established to challenge current delivery models whilst accelerating the delivery of robust infrastructure and reducing costs. The East West Rail Company are developing its operations strategy with recommendations for the Department for Transport. This is expected to incorporate lessons learnt from across the industry.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T15:13:26.147Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T15:13:26.147Z
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4584
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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2483
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
1007485
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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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 Heathrow Airport: Railways more like this
unstar 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 when they expect to make a progress report on improvements in rail access to Heathrow Airport. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw remove filter
star this property uin HL11488 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answer text <p>Network Rail are progressing the design and development of the Western Rail Link to Heathrow and recently concluded a statutory consultation on the proposed alignment of the route. This is a major step for the scheme and is required before Network Rail can submit its planned application to the Planning Inspectorate for the necessary consents in 2019.</p><p> </p><p>In respect of the proposed Southern Access scheme, the Department undertook market testing earlier this year. This is the first step in the development process, and will inform the work required before any decision on whether to progress the scheme is made, and if so, how to progress it.</p><p> </p><p>For both Western and Southern rail access, a summary of responses to the market testing will be published in due course.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2018-11-28T16:47:02.993Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T16:47:02.993Z
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4584
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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2483
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1010104
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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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 Large Goods Vehicles: Safety more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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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 Sugg on 15 November (HL11194), what proposals they have to require the retrofitting of basic safety equipment, including sideguards, to heavy goods vehicles. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw remove filter
star this property uin HL11551 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
star this property answer text <p>Most heavy goods vehicles are already required to be fitted with sideguards when new. The Department has previously considered legislating to require sideguards to be retrofitted to specific heavy goods vehicles, but an impact assessment determined that such a policy intervention would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Work is now focused on amending the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 to ensure that, where sideguards are required on new vehicles, they are retained and maintained throughout the vehicle’s working life. I anticipate these new proposals will be published during 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2018-11-29T15:48:48.97Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-29T15:48:48.97Z
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4584
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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2483
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this