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star this property date less than 2016-03-24more like thismore than 2016-03-24
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Rolling Stock: North West more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what provisions his Department has put in place to improve rolling stock as part of the rail franchise package for the North West. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hazel Grove more like this
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William Wragg more like this
star this property uin 32510 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The new Northern and TransPennine Express franchises commenced on the 1<sup>st</sup> April. By the end of 2019, they will have introduced significant improvements in Rolling Stock.</p><p> </p><p>The Northern franchise will deliver:-</p><ul><li>281 new carriages including 55 new Diesel and 43 new Electric trains – the first ever new trains specified for the Northern franchise</li><li>Additional diesel units cascaded from other franchises – refurbished to ‘as new’ standard</li><li>Removal of all Pacer trains by October 2019</li><li>All retained trains will be refurbished as new including Wi-Fi, media servers, passenger information systems, CCTV and accessible toilets with baby-change facilities</li></ul><p> </p><p>This means that 30% of this expanded fleet will be new and will operate 2000 more services per week –a 12% increase. The additional trains will provide a 37% increase in morning peak capacity into the North’s 5 major cities by December 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The TransPennine franchise will deliver:-</p><ul><li>220 new carriages</li><li>All existing trains will be refurbished as new including Wi-Fi, additional power sockets, and real-time passenger information systems</li></ul><p> </p><p>This means that 70% of fleet is new, the fleet size increases by two-thirds, provides 13million more seats, an 80% increase in morning peak seats by the end of 2019.</p><p><br>These delivery plans as bid by the two operators during the Invitation to Tender process have been contracted within the franchise agreements.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2016-04-12T15:13:59.393Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-12T15:13:59.393Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones remove filter
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4429
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr William Wragg more like this
485739
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-03-23more like thismore than 2016-03-23
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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 Driverless Vehicles more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential for driverless cars to improve the efficiency of use of road space on motorways. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southampton, Itchen more like this
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Royston Smith more like this
star this property uin 32419 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Connected and autonomous vehicles could potentially have significant impacts on traffic flow and road network efficiency. The government recognises that this is an important issue and needs to be better understood to properly inform long-term policy and investment decisions. For this reason, the Department for Transport is currently conducting research to explore the traffic flow impacts of connected and autonomous vehicles. This work is ongoing, and forms part of a much wider programme of research and development that the Government is supporting to examine the issues associated with these technologies.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2016-04-12T14:45:55.843Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-12T14:45:55.843Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones remove filter
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4478
unstar this property label Biography information for Royston Smith more like this
485740
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-03-23more like thismore than 2016-03-23
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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 Driverless Vehicles more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential for driverless cars to reduce motorway collisions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southampton, Itchen more like this
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Royston Smith more like this
star this property uin 32420 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport has not yet made an assessment of the potential for connected and autonomous vehicles to reduce motorway collisions. Research suggests that connected and autonomous vehicles will have a positive impact on safety - systems such as Advanced Emergency Braking are already acknowledged by some insurers to reduce collisions. However research in this area is limited by the extent of real world testing. The Government recognises the need to ensure that the implications of these technologies on safety are well-understood, and they can be introduced safely onto public roads. That is why the Department for Transport plans to conduct trials of driverless vehicles on the Strategic Road Network by the end of 2017, which will be delivered by Highways England. The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles also plans to do further research in this area, as part of a much wider programme of research and development that the Government is supporting to examine the issues associated with these technologies.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2016-04-12T14:53:38.077Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-12T14:53:38.077Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones remove filter
unstar this property tabling member
4478
unstar this property label Biography information for Royston Smith more like this
485741
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-03-23more like thismore than 2016-03-23
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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 Driverless Vehicles more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential for driverless cars to increase energy efficiency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southampton, Itchen more like this
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Royston Smith more like this
star this property uin 32421 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Connected and autonomous vehicles could potentially have significant impacts on factors that affect the overall energy consumption and energy efficiency of road transport. The Department for Transport is currently conducting research to explore the energy impacts of connected and autonomous vehicles. This work is ongoing, and forms part of a much wider programme of research and development that the Government is supporting to examine the issues associated with these technologies. The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles also plans to do further research in this area.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2016-04-12T15:02:16.007Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-12T15:02:16.007Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones remove filter
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4478
unstar this property label Biography information for Royston Smith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-03-23more like thismore than 2016-03-23
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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 Roads: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer to Question 31603, from which funding stream the additional £130 million funding for repair of roads and bridges damaged by Storms Desmond and Eva will be taken. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
star this property uin 32342 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced on 16 March 2016 as part of the Budget 2016 that the Government will be allocating a further £130 million to those authorities affected by this winter’s Storms. This funding is on top of the £49 million already committed to repair transport infrastructure damaged by Storms Desmond and Eva. This funding is being met by savings made by the Department for Transport in other transport programmes during the 2015/16 financial year.</p><p> </p><p>This funding is in addition to the £6.1 billion we are providing to local highway authorities in England for local highways maintenance between now and 2021.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2016-04-12T15:19:47.67Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-12T15:19:47.67Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner more like this