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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
unstar 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 Railways: North of England 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 in what year they expect the new high speed railway line between Leeds and Manchester to open; what they expect the total cost of that line to be; and what the maximum speed of services operating on that line will be. more like this
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Lord Greaves remove filter
star this property uin HL17624 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Leeds-Manchester line is being developed as part of Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR). Transport for the North has developed and submitted a business case for NPR to the Government. As announced by the Prime Minister, we are accelerating work with Transport for the North to reach a deal in the Autumn, which will, amongst other things, consider potential specification of the route, timescales for delivery, and costs.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T14:26:14.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T14:26:14.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
1142440
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Transport more like this
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unstar 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 Railways: North of England 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 they support plans for a “Northern Link” freight line between Liverpool Docks and Yorkshire and the East Coast, including the reinstatement of the track between Colne and Skipton; and what action, if any, they are taking in relation to that project. more like this
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Lord Greaves remove filter
star this property uin HL17514 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 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>Local stakeholders have championed the reinstatement of the Colne-Skipton railway line and work is currently progressing to assess the proposed scheme and determine if it can be made affordable, will attract sufficient traffic, and is part of the right long-term solution for trans-Pennine rail traffic.</p><p> </p><p>We expect to receive the results later this year to inform a decision as to whether the scheme should progress to the ‘develop’ stage of the Government’s Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline. This is part of our new approach to rail enhancements to ensure we address the needs of passengers and freight, and that funding commitments appropriately reflect the stage of development of schemes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:48:13.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:48:13.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
1135422
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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Department for Transport more like this
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unstar 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 Settle-Carlisle Railway Line 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 they intend to make improvements to (1) the Settle and Carlisle railway line, and (2) rail services between Leeds and Carlisle, in the short, medium or long term, with a view to returning the status of that line to a main line. more like this
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star this property uin HL16743 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
star this property answer text <p>There are currently no plans in either infrastructure or service provision terms to return the Settle and Carlisle to a main line. Whilst the railway needs to balance passenger and stakeholder aspirations with the practical and economic viability of running additional services, ideas can always be put forward to Transport for the North for consideration. It should be noted that, as part of the current Northern Franchise, some additional evening and Sunday services have been added to the route.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-07-05T10:53:21.413Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-05T10:53:21.413Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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1135423
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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Department for Transport more like this
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unstar 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 Settle-Carlisle Railway Line more like this
star 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 they intend to promote the use of reformed Class 43 Mark 3 InterCity 125 sets in order to provide a better service and passenger experience on the Settle and Carlisle railway line and rail services between Leeds and Carlisle; and what consideration they have given to extending Settle and Carlisle rail services into Scotland, the East Midlands or elsewhere. more like this
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star this property uin HL16744 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 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not currently have any plans to promote the use of reformed Class 43 Mark 3 InterCity 125 sets on the Settle and Carlisle railway line and rail services. Northern’s existing fleet of 243 trains is in the process of being fully upgraded to a high standard. It is committed to improving customers’ on-board experience and has refurbished over 50% of its fleet already. The programme will see the introduction of free customer Wi-Fi, at seat power sockets and customer information media screens on all Northern’s trains. There are currently no plans to extend the Settle and Carlisle rail services into Scotland, the East Midlands or elsewhere, however ideas for these can always be put forward to Transport for the North for consideration.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-07-05T10:56:27.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-05T10:56:27.993Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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1128139
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star this property date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
unstar 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 Railway Track: Iron and Steel 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 reports that British Steel provides 97 per cent of the steel for railway tracks, what are the implications for Network Rail if British Steel ceases to trade. more like this
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Lord Greaves remove filter
star this property uin HL15953 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>Network Rail’s priority is ensuring passengers have a safe, reliable railway while delivering value for money for taxpayers. They are responsible for maintaining contingency plans to deal with a wide range of situations that could impact the effective operation of the railway.</p><p>The Department has been working closely with Network Rail for a number of weeks to understand the impacts on them. Network Rail has strong plans in place to make sure that they are able to carry out all critical work on the railway.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T13:23:08.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T13:23:08.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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1128141
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star this property date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
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Department for Transport more like this
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unstar 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 Skipton-Colne Railway Line 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 Vere of Norbiton on 23 May (HL15714), why they did not answer the final part of the question about who is carrying out further studies into the possible reinstatement and reopening of the Colne–Skipton railway line; whether they will now provide that answer; why the Written Answer mentioned Andrew Stephenson MP; and what is his role in the studies referred to. more like this
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Lord Greaves remove filter
star this property uin HL15955 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government has asked the CH2MC consortium comprising Jacobs, CPC, GHD, Poise and Gardiner &amp; Theobald to provide technical advice and assurance on further feasibility work to assess the freight demand and commercial viability of this scheme. This advisory support was sourced from the current Specialist Technical and Commercial Advice for Rail (STAR) Framework.</p><p> </p><p>The response to HL15714 simply reflects the fact that the Member for Pendle, Andrew Stephenson MP, has made strong representations to Ministers about the proposal to reinstate the Colne-Skipton rail link. In response the Secretary of State for Transport has visited Colne twice in the last 16 months.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T13:22:30.577Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T13:22:30.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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1126697
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
unstar 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 Skipton-Colne Railway Line more like this
star 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 announcement by the Secretary of State for Transport on 25 January, whether they have commissioned the further studies into the possible reinstatement and reopening of the Colne–Skipton railway line as part of a TransPennine freight line and for local passenger services; and if so, who is undertaking those studies. more like this
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Lord Greaves remove filter
star this property uin HL15714 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 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>Work is currently progressing and we expect to receive the results later this year to inform a decision as to whether the scheme should go to the ‘develop’ stage of the Government’s Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline.</p><p>Local stakeholders, including the local MP Andrew Stephenson, have championed the scheme and we are working closely with Transport for the North to assess the proposed scheme and to ensure that it can be affordable, will attract sufficient traffic, and is part of the right long-term solution for cross Transpennine rail traffic.</p><p>This is part of our new approach to rail enhancements to ensure we address the needs of passengers and freight, and that funding commitments appropriately reflect the stage of development of schemes.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T14:23:33.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T14:23:33.027Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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1122900
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star this property date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
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Department for Transport more like this
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unstar 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 West Coast Partnership Rail Franchise 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 what priority they give to at least one of the shortlisted bidders for the West Coast rail franchise being a British company; and what steps, if any, they have taken to achieve this. more like this
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star this property uin HL15291 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 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
star this property answer text <p>The key aspect of competition is that it is fair and open to all companies. This approach has been followed throughout the West Coast Partnership competition and all bidders have been, and continue to be, treated equally. This allows for the greatest level of competition, which will contribute to us securing both the best value for money for the taxpayer and benefits for the passenger from the franchise.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-05-01T11:42:29.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-01T11:42:29.52Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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1122901
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star this property date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
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Department for Transport more like this
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unstar 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 Railways: Franchises 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 what assessment they have made of the likelihood of all the rail franchises in England and Wales being held by companies owned and controlled in other countries; and whether they consider such a situation to be desirable. more like this
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star this property uin HL15292 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 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
star this property answer text <p>Ownership by non-UK governments accounts for 29% of the DfT-managed franchise market (based on notional share of passenger revenues during 2017/18). This calculation excludes train operators other than DfT-managed franchisees.</p><p> </p><p>All franchise bidders and operators are required to be UK tax registered firms, registered with Companies House and at arms-length from owners. Train operating companies pay tax here in the UK and, most importantly, have been awarded franchises through open competitions precisely because they offer the best deal for UK passengers and taxpayers. Private sector franchisees continue to support key investments to improve services to passengers, including expanded car parking provision, station upgrades, and major new train fleets.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15294 more like this
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less than 2019-05-09T13:00:41.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-09T13:00:41.393Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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1122903
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star this property date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
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Department for Transport more like this
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unstar 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 Railways: Franchises 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 what proportion of rail franchises currently in operation are held, in whole or in part, by companies wholly or partly owned by foreign governments; and what percentage of total ownership of rail franchises this represents. more like this
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star this property uin HL15294 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 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
star this property answer text <p>Ownership by non-UK governments accounts for 29% of the DfT-managed franchise market (based on notional share of passenger revenues during 2017/18). This calculation excludes train operators other than DfT-managed franchisees.</p><p> </p><p>All franchise bidders and operators are required to be UK tax registered firms, registered with Companies House and at arms-length from owners. Train operating companies pay tax here in the UK and, most importantly, have been awarded franchises through open competitions precisely because they offer the best deal for UK passengers and taxpayers. Private sector franchisees continue to support key investments to improve services to passengers, including expanded car parking provision, station upgrades, and major new train fleets.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15292 more like this
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less than 2019-05-09T13:00:41.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-09T13:00:41.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this