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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Railways: Capital Investment more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 2 April (HL14685), of the £48 billion committed to investment in the rail network during Control Period 6, how much is for new (1) infrastructure, and (2) rolling stock; and what is the planned investment in HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail during the same period. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL15085 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
answer text <p>The £48bn Control Period 6 funding settlement for the railway that Government announced in 2017 makes provision for the operation, maintenance and renewal of rail infrastructure between 2019 and 2024. It includes a £10.4bn provision for infrastructure enhancement projects. This is on top of new rolling stock, which is procured via separate arrangements.</p><p> </p><p>High Speed 2 (HS2) has a long-term funding envelope of £55.7bn (2015 prices). It is this government’s largest capital programme and the benefits are largely for the North.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has committed £52m to continue to develop Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) this year. Decisions on future investment will be considered in the Spending Review. We are working with Transport for the North on their plans for NPR. The full benefits of NPR can only be achieved by integrating it with HS2 and given the status of the projects NPR needs HS2 to be built first.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2019-04-24T14:21:45.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-24T14:21:45.67Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
738
label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1110692
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading South Western Railway: Timetables more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 27 March (HL14667), what assessment they have made of whether timetable bids for later trains within the Network Rail Framework could be considered if they are approached by the franchisee, South Western Rail. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Patten more like this
uin HL15156 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
answer text <p><strong> </strong>South Western Railway has applied to Network Rail to run later services to Yeovil for the timetable change on 15 December this year. The new timetable is currently being developed through the rail industry's timetabling process led by Network Rail.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2019-04-25T13:49:52.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T13:49:52.917Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
1137
label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
1110697
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Railways: Standards more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they intend to take against train operating companies that have the lowest rates of passenger satisfaction in the most recent National Rail Passenger Survey by Transport Focus, published in January. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Randerson more like this
uin HL15161 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
answer text <p>The Department continually monitors passenger satisfaction with rail operators and if performance declines, we take appropriate action under the terms of our contracts. Operators are required through their Franchise Agreements to achieve challenging satisfaction targets across a range of key measures and if these targets are missed, they must invest in improvements for passengers.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2019-04-25T13:44:13.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T13:44:13.757Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
4230
label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1110698
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Railways: Standards more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the core reasons for the latest National Rail Passenger Survey by Transport Focus, published in January, showing the lowest levels of passenger satisfaction in 10 years. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Randerson more like this
uin HL15162 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
answer text <p>The latest National Rail Passenger Survey (NRPS) results (Autumn 2018) found that 8 in 10 journeys were rated as satisfactory overall at the national level, with fewer than one in 10 rated as unsatisfactory. Satisfaction as measured by the NRPS has generally remained stable over the last 10 years.</p><p> </p><p>The fieldwork for the Autumn 2018 NRPS was the first since the introduction of the new timetable in May 2018 and the subsequent period of network disruption, which is likely to have had an impact on the results for some Train Operating Companies (TOCs).</p><p> </p><p>In addition, a number of TOCs were affected by industrial action throughout 2018, including South Western Railway and Northern. Parts of the country (particularly Scotland) were affected by Storm Ali during September and October which closed a large number of stations in Scotland.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2019-04-25T13:51:52.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T13:51:52.21Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
4230
label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1110700
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Midland Main Railway Line: Electrification more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, following their decision to extend the electrification of the Midland Main Line from Kettering to Market Harborough, whether they now intend to reconsider their decision to abandon the electrification of that line all the way to Sheffield. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
uin HL15164 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
answer text <p>There are currently no plans to further extend electrification on the Midland Main Line (MML), beyond those works planned by the MML enhancements programme and HS2 Phase 2b. The Department for Transport has taken the decision to deliver new bi-mode trains for MML intercity services. Together with significant infrastructure investment along the route, for example the track and signalling upgrade at Derby station which was completed last year, this will mean that passengers will benefit from faster journeys, and from more seats and better quality trains with as little disruption to passengers as possible.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2019-04-25T13:52:41.517Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T13:52:41.517Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
4230
label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1110710
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Leeds Station: Capital Investment more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential impact of investment in Leeds Station, as proposed in the Leeds Integrated Station Masterplan, on future economic growth in (1) Leeds, (2) the Leeds City Region, (3) Yorkshire, and (4) the wider Northern Powerhouse. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
uin HL15174 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
answer text <p>The Government is continuing to work with Leeds City Council on their ambitious plans for the redevelopment of Leeds Station to support wider economic growth and to develop the case for contributions from a number of potential funding sources, alongside other funding from commercial developments, including those associated with the Network Rail station.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2019-04-25T13:52:09.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T13:52:09.507Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
1816
label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
1111054
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Midland Main Railway Line: Electrification more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much has been spent on remodelling bridges in Leicestershire to accommodate the overhead cabling required for electrification along the parts of the Midland Main Line which are not now to be electrified. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Randerson more like this
uin HL15188 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-26more like thismore than 2019-04-26
answer text <p>Approximately £12m has been spent on remodelling bridges in Leicestershire as part of the Midland Main Line upgrade. These works have delivered benefits including extension of the life of the bridges, improved safety both at trackside and on highways above the bridges, improved access for maintenance and examination, and enhanced gauge clearance allowing larger freight trains to use the line.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2019-04-26T13:14:42.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-26T13:14:42.687Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
4230
label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1111057
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Railway Stations: Access more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government why Access for All funding is not being made available for Pokesdown railway station; and what criteria were used to select those stations included in the list published on 4 April. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Randerson more like this
uin HL15190 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-26more like thismore than 2019-04-26
answer text <p>Pokesdown was not nominated for this funding as South Western Railway already have a commitment in their Franchise Agreement to install lifts to the footbridge linking the platforms. This is currently due to be complete in early 2020.</p><p> </p><p>Stations were selected based on their annual footfall, weighted by the incidence of disability in the area.  We also took into account local factors such as proximity to a hospital or the availability of third party funding for the project.  We also chose some stations to ensure a fair geographical spread of projects across the country.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2019-04-26T10:55:32.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-26T10:55:32.957Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
4230
label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1111059
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading South Eastern Rail Franchise more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the specification they have issued for the South Eastern franchise ensures at least as many high speed trains from Maidstone West to London St Pancras as are provided during the current franchise; and what provisions will be included to ensure that the new operator provides a more reliable and punctual service. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Randerson more like this
uin HL15191 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-26more like thismore than 2019-04-26
answer text <p>The franchise specification requires a minimum of two morning and evening peak high speed services, while today there are three. However, this is the minimum requirement of the Invitation to Tender, which bidders are incentivised to exceed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Regarding a punctual and reliable service, the successful bidder will need to meet stringent contractual targets for operational performance in the life of the franchise. Where targets are not met, the franchisee will face financial penalties.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2019-04-26T13:19:52.773Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-26T13:19:52.773Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
4230
label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1122883
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading High Speed 2 Railway Line: Railway Stations more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 10 April (HL14857), whether the proposed height of station platforms above rail for dedicated HS2 train platforms complies with the EU Technical Standards for Interoperability; and if not, whether the Department for Transport has (1) applied for, and (2) received, a derogation for non-compliance. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Berkeley more like this
uin HL15274 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
answer text <p>The proposed height of station platforms above rail for dedicated HS2 train platforms has been designed to ensure level access for all passengers. It does not comply with the current EU Technical Specification for Interoperability regarding platform heights. However, the HS2 network does comply with the relevant EU (‘GC’) loading gauge. No derogation has been applied for as this is not needed at this stage. Further consideration will be given to whether it is necessary to apply for a derogation, depending on the extent to which EU legislation applies in the UK at the point when the platforms are put into use.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2019-05-09T13:06:09.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-09T13:06:09.783Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
3526
label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this