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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 London North Eastern Railway more like this
star this property house id 1 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, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October 2018 to Question 178321 on Railway signals, what assessment he has made of the merits of the ongoing use of the Intercity Express Programme Class 800/801 on the Great Western route following the Office for Rail and Road’s decision not to authorise the use of the same trains on the London and North Eastern Railway. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough more like this
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Andy McDonald remove filter
star this property uin 188185 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>On Oct 2017, the Intercity Express Trains (Class 800) were approved by the Office for Rail &amp; Road (ORR) for passenger service on the Great Western Route. It is for the ORR, as the safety regulator for Britain’s railways and GWR as the train operator and holder of the safety case, to ensure the on-going safe operation of services on the Great Western franchise.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T12:42:54.357Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T12:42:54.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this
1002557
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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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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 Cross Country Rail Franchise more like this
star this property house id 1 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, pursuant to Answer of 1 November 2018 to Question 183468 on Cross Country Rail Franchise, when he plans to publish the timetable for each stage of the Cross country rail franchise process. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough more like this
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Andy McDonald remove filter
star this property uin 188838 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 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The current Cross Country Franchise is due to expire in October 2019 with an option available of extending the current contract by one year to October 2020. We are currently reviewing options for the Cross Country Franchise and are therefore unable to make any comment as to what and when any decisions will be made.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T13:58:08.61Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T13:58:08.61Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this
1007164
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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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: Croydon more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to make a decision on the Windmill Junction East Croydon grade-separated capacity enhancement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough more like this
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Andy McDonald remove filter
star this property uin 191424 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
star this property answer text <p>The proposed works at Windmill Bridge Junction and East Croydon form part of a wider Brighton Mainline (BML) upgrade programme, led by Network Rail.</p><p> </p><p>An Outline Business Case (OBC) is expected to be complete in late 2019. Consistent with our new Rail Enhancements Pipeline process, once the OBC is finalised, a decision will be made whether to progress and fund the Final Business Case (FBC) stage and further development of the project, leading ultimately to a final investment decision over the coming years. Our decision to deliver the programme will be based on there being a sound business case, planning permission, and overall affordability.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T11:03:05.85Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T11:03:05.85Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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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: Tickets more like this
star this property house id 1 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, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2018 to Question 183470 on Railways and Aviation: Fares, what proportion of the UK rail network passengers are planned to be able to use (a) smart cards and (b) mobile phones for fares by the end of 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough more like this
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Andy McDonald remove filter
star this property uin 191425 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s £80m investment in accelerating smart ticketing builds on previous and existing franchise commitments, and sits alongside Government funding for Transport for the North’s smart ticketing programme and the Rail Delivery Group’s investment in barcode technology.</p><p> </p><p>Together, these programmes mean that the rail industry is on track to deliver a smart card or barcode option that passengers can choose to use for singles, returns and seasons on journeys across almost all of the rail network by the end of the year.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T11:13:21.733Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T11:13:21.733Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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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: Tickets more like this
star this property house id 1 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, pursuant to the Answers of 1 and 21 November 2018 to Questions 183470 and 191425 on Railways and on Aviation: Fares, what proportion of the UK rail network will be covered by smart ticketing by the end of 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough more like this
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Andy McDonald remove filter
star this property uin 194223 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Honourable Member of Parliament for Middlesbrough to the answer to PQ 191425 that I gave last week.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2018-11-29T13:39:21.507Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-29T13:39:21.507Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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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 Cross Country Rail Franchise more like this
star this property house id 1 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, pursuant to the Answers of 1 and 15 November 2018 to Questions 183468 and 188838 on Cross Country Rail franchise, what assessment he has made of the effect on levels of (a) overcrowding, (b) capacity and (c) congestion on that route of the Government's decision to review its options for the Cross Country franchise. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough more like this
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Andy McDonald remove filter
star this property uin 194224 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 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
star this property answer text <p>Analysis, undertaken on the Cross Country network, has shown that from Mondays to Thursdays, Cross Country trains are extremely busy in the morning and evening peak. On Fridays, crowding on Cross Country trains starts from lunchtime onwards and, on some routes, extends into the late evening. In addition Cross Country has unique issues, in that it suffers from commuter traffic even though it is a long distance TOC which accounts for current pinch points.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is working with the franchisee to reduce overcrowding, increase capacity and ease congestion.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2018-11-29T12:18:08.053Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-29T12:18:08.053Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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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 more like this
star this property house id 1 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, what (a) targets and (b) forecasts his Department has made of rail (i) passenger and (ii) freight growth by 2030. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough more like this
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Andy McDonald remove filter
star this property uin 194790 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not set general targets for rail demand growth.</p><p> </p><p>Our latest forecasts for rail passenger demand were published in the 2017 High-level Output Specification: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/high-level-output-specification-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/high-level-output-specification-2017</a>. Network Rail’s latest proposed forecasts for rail freight are published here: https://cdn.networkrail.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Rail-freight-forecasts-final-report.pdf. Both sets of forecasts are for the final financial year of control period 6 (2023/24).</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2018-11-29T16:23:33.153Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-29T16:23:33.153Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
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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: North of England more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, under what terms Richard George has been engaged by his Department to (a) co-ordinate efforts between train operators and Network Rail to improve the reliability of services in the north and (b) work with industry and Transport for the North to examine the increase in services train operators committed to in December 2019; and what the timeframe is for Mr George to present his recommendations to the Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough more like this
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Andy McDonald remove filter
star this property uin 195606 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
star this property answer text <p>Richard George, an independent industry expert, has been tasked by the Secretary of State to assist with railway industry performance improvement in the region covered by Transport for the North. Although there may be discussion on the increase in services train operators are committed to in December 2019, this is not a specific remit of his work. The Terms of Reference set out the remit of his work, including that he will report to both the Department and Transport for the North.</p><p> </p><p>It is intended that recommendations will be provided to the Department in Spring 2019. A copy of the full Terms of Reference will be placed in the libraries of both Houses.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T13:17:56.4Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T13:17:56.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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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 Rail Review more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Williams rail review will include an assessment of HS2; and what assessment he has made of the optimum rail industry structure to ensure that HS2 benefits the entire railway network. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough more like this
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Andy McDonald remove filter
star this property uin 198222 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
star this property answer text <p>As set out in the Williams Rail Review terms of reference announced by the Secretary of State on 11th October, the Review’s remit does not include assessing the specific infrastructure and services that should be provided by the railway. It is therefore not reconsidering public investment decisions made through existing franchise agreements, Control Period 6 commitments, High Speed 2 (HS2) and other major projects.</p><p> </p><p>The Review will consider and make recommendations about which structures and commercial models will best serve the current and future railway, including ensuring the benefits from HS2 and other major rail projects are fully captured.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2018-12-11T11:57:14.263Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T11:57:14.263Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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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: Croydon more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 21 November 2018 to Question 191424 on Railways: Croydon, whether the Rail Enhancements Pipeline contains provisions to expedite the development of a Final Business Case where a clear and urgent economic need for infrastructure improvement exists and has been verified by a local enterprise partnership. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough more like this
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Andy McDonald remove filter
star this property uin 198225 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
star this property answer text <p>When the Government published guidance in March 2018, we made clear that the Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline would be kept under constant review to ensure that decision making about enhancements is agile. Government will take account of affordability and the need to adjust the pipeline to reflect the changing nature of transport, technology and the economy and support the best outcomes for passengers, freight users and the taxpayer. The Government has already committed more than £28m to fully understand the railway opportunities and challenges in the Croydon area, working closely with local partners. We expect to make decisions on the next stage of work in late 2019.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2018-12-11T10:10:26.027Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T10:10:26.027Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this