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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Department for Transport more like this
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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 Transport for Wales: Bristol more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons his Department will not allow additional Transport for Wales train services to serve Bristol Temple Meads station. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport East remove filter
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Jessica Morden more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>Capacity on the rail network in the Bristol area is currently restricted. The Agency Agreement signed by the Secretary of State and Welsh Ministers sets out the limitations that needed to be considered by bidders for the current Wales &amp; Borders franchise when they were developing their proposals in respect of English services. That restriction was put in place because capacity is limited in the Bristol area and, as well as additional services from Wales, local authorities in the Bristol area have been planning to upgrade Bristol local services for many years.</p><p> </p><p>Upgrade works for the Bristol area network are currently being developed through the Rail Network Enhancement Pipeline process. Until these upgrade works are completed, it is not possible to allow bids for unplanned additional train services.</p><p> </p><p>Given this background, bidders for the Wales &amp; Borders franchise were advised not to propose English services on the route prior to completion of those works. That restriction continues in the new Wales &amp; Borders franchise which started last October.</p><p> </p><p>The new franchise operator (Transport for Wales Rail Services) will have the ability to bid for paths to Bristol during the life of the new 15-year franchise once any relevant infrastructure works are completed.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T11:12:47.417Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:12:47.417Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jessica Morden more like this