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Department for Transport more like this
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star this property hansard heading Railways: Huddersfield more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to increase railway links from Huddersfield to other towns in the north of England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-14more like thismore than 2017-09-14
unstar this property answer text <p>In terms of infrastructure, we are currently working with Rail North and Network Rail to develop very significant improvements for rail passengers on the Transpennine route with phased introduction from December 2022. The upgrade aims to deliver major reductions in journey times, the ability to run more frequent and longer trains offering more seats on both long distance and local services and improvements to overall performance on the whole route. Huddersfield will be in the heart of our plans to improve access on the Transpennine route.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the new Northern and Transpennine franchises which commenced in April 2016 will deliver an unprecedented package of improvements including more than 500 new carriages, room for 40,000 extra passengers and more than 2,000 extra services a week. By 2020 all the trains will be brand new or completely refurbished, and all the Pacer trains will be gone.</p><p> </p><p>Planned service improvements specifically for Huddersfield include: new trains, and longer trains, with more seats and of higher quality – including free Wi-Fi, at-seat power sockets and real-time passenger information; increased number of morning peak seats by more than 50% into Manchester and Leeds; more weekend services with some earlier starts and later finishes; an extension of North TransPennine services to Edinburgh; and increased number of direct services to Hull and Newcastle.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2017-09-14T10:21:12.267Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-14T10:21:12.267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: Finance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure the equitable distribution of rail funding. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-14more like thismore than 2017-09-14
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport published its Transport Investment Strategy on the 5<sup>th</sup> July 2017, which describes new rebalancing measures to deliver a stronger, fairer Britain. We want to ensure that transport investment programmes, including rail, contribute to a more balanced economy, increase productivity or growth, support new housing, improve reliability and tackle congestion.</p><p> </p><p>As described in the Strategy, the Department is developing a new assessment standard that will require investment programmes to be judged on how they contribute towards creating a more balanced economy, as part of the overall assessment of their strategic case.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2017-09-14T13:44:54.117Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-14T13:44:54.117Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this