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Department for Transport remove filter
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 South Eastern Trains: Rolling Stock 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, whether he plans to allocate surplus Thameslink rolling stock to SouthEastern Trains in response to the submission made to his Department by SouthEastern in February 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham East more like this
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Heidi Alexander more like this
star this property uin 2338 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-06-17more like thismore than 2015-06-17
star this property answer text <p>Department for Transport officials have asked Southeastern to consider all available opportunities within the rolling stock market and received outline options in February, with a more detailed proposal due from Southeastern by the end of the month. Any decision on the Department funding additional rolling stock must be supported by a business case which clearly demonstrates both affordability and value for money, and we will be working closely with Southeastern to assess the options, costs and benefits before taking any funding decisions.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry remove filter
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less than 2015-06-17T11:25:47.233Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-17T11:25:47.233Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Heidi Alexander more like this
353931
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Department for Transport remove filter
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: Procurement more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June 2015 to Question 1261, whether bi-modal IEP trains running on diesel power will be capable of running at the maximum permitted linespeed of 125 miles per hour. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham South more like this
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Lilian Greenwood more like this
star this property uin 2340 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-06-17more like thismore than 2015-06-17
star this property answer text <p>The testing programme has demonstrated that the IEP train is capable of running at 125 miles per hour on diesel. Passengers can expect journey time improvements of circa 15 minutes on the routes served.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry remove filter
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less than 2015-06-17T11:44:20.713Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-17T11:44:20.713Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lilian Greenwood more like this
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Department for Transport remove filter
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 Railways: West Midlands more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to improve the frequency and speed of rail services between Telford and Birmingham. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Telford more like this
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Lucy Allan more like this
star this property uin 2356 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-06-19more like thismore than 2015-06-19
star this property answer text <p>Services between Telford and Birmingham are supplied by more than one operator; London Midland and Arriva Trains Wales. Their Franchise Agreements state the minimum service provision of the train operator to protect service provision for passengers. This sees both providing hourly services Monday to Friday and where reasonable, these shall be timed with the other operator to promote a half hourly service.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst the train operators cannot run fewer services than are stipulated (nor simply remove a station stop or two as this could mean that the minimum specifications for those removed station stops are not met), if the train operators believe that the demand exists for additional services (which may have quicker journey times) and they have the rolling stock, staff availability and they can obtain the required track access rights, there is nothing to stop them from running more frequent services. My Hon Friend, may wish to contact the operators to explore what options may be available to achieve quicker journeys in the short-term*.</p><p>Local Councils can also help specify and fund transport solutions if they decide that this is the best way to meet local transport needs. In doing so, they would discuss the feasibility of the scheme with Network Rail and the train operator(s). If the scheme is feasible and represents value for money, the Council would need to be prepared to fund the cost from sources which are available for transport investment.</p><p>The Department is aware of stakeholder aspirations for improvements in and to the service provision between Telford and Birmingham. As part of the competition for the new long term franchises for this route, public consultations will be opened to help inform the specification for those franchises.</p><p> </p><p>*Arriva Trains Wales contact email:<a href="mailto:customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk" target="_blank">customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk</a>; London Midland contact email: <a href="http://www.londonmidland.com/contact/contact-us/contact-form/" target="_blank">http://www.londonmidland.com/contact/contact-us/contact-form/</a></p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry remove filter
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less than 2015-06-19T09:34:55.273Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-19T09:34:55.273Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Allan more like this