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unstar this property date less than 2018-05-23more like thismore than 2018-05-23
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Department for Transport more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Govia Thameslink Railway: Timetables more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure lessons are learned from the roll-out of the new Govia Thameslink Railway before South Western Railway's new timetable is implemented. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire remove filter
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The new timetable across Govia Thameslink Railway commenced on Sunday 20 May 2018 and there have been wholly unsatisfactory levels of disruption on those rail services since then. A combination of delayed Network Rail infrastructure works and reduced time to plan a modified timetable meant that the new timetable was finalised much too late to permit adequate logistical planning for the timetable changes. I am determined both that the problems are dealt with as quickly as possible, and that this is not repeated in the future.</p><p> </p><p>I am also clear that the way timetabling is done has to change. It is obvious that Network Rail’s current timetabling system simply cannot cope with the volume of work that it has to complete, and so we have asked both the current leadership and the incoming Chief Executive, Andrew Haines, to ensure that this issue is addressed as a priority. Until this has been done, I will insist on a gradual approach to timetable change wherever possible and not the significant changes that we have seen this month. This is ahead of South Western Railway’s new December 2018 timetable.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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less than 2018-06-05T13:44:59.63Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-05T13:44:59.63Z
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this