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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
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: Ownership more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
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pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what parts of the UK's railways, including tracks and trains, they own. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-18more like thismore than 2019-01-18
answer text <p>The national rail infrastructure is held and managed by Network Rail, a Non-Departmental Public Body reporting to the Department for Transport. A number of privately owned lines and sidings are connected to the national rail network. Almost all rolling stock in operation on the national rail network is privately owned. The franchised passenger train operating companies are contracted out by the Department for Transport or devolved administrations. The Intercity East Coast franchise is currently operated by a publicly owned operating company, LNER Ltd, pending the letting of a new franchise. All these train services operate on the national rail network alongside privately owned freight and passenger train operating companies.</p><p> </p><p>The High Speed 1 infrastructure between London St Pancras and the UK Channel Tunnel portal is owned by the Department for Transport and let as a thirty year concession. Some UK cities own and operate their own rail networks, notably London, Newcastle and Glasgow.</p>
answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-18T11:27:01.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-18T11:27:01.347Z
answering member
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label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
tabling member
950
label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this