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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
answering body
Department for Transport remove filter
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 West of England Line more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the ability to join and split trains at Yeovil Junction on the number of services that might be run between Salisbury and Exeter Central. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Patten more like this
uin HL14666 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
answer text <p>Network Rail’s Wessex Route Study concluded that the forecast levels of growth did not justify the need for additional infrastructure expenditure along this section of the West of England line, including any works associated with splitting and joining trains at Yeovil Junction.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-28T13:49:39.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T13:49:39.737Z
answering member
4584
label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
tabling member
1137
label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
1402919
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-01-13more like thismore than 2022-01-13
answering body
Department for Transport remove filter
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 West of England Line more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effects on (1) the economy, and (2) connectivity, of South West England of South Western Railway's decision to cease providing through services from Exeter to London Waterloo, with trains splitting at Salisbury. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Patten more like this
uin HL5400 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2022-01-24more like thismore than 2022-01-24
answer text <p>South Western Railway advises that its temporary timetable, which commenced on Monday 17 January 2022, comfortably retains enough capacity to meet demand whilst ensuring that many services for key workers and schools have been retained.</p><p>The impact of the latest COVID variant has led to a sharp increase in staff absenteeism and a drop in passenger demand. Consequently, as part of the overall reductions in service, direct services between Exeter to London Waterloo will not be available during the temporary timetable period, as was the case in the same period last year.</p><p>South Western Railway has assured the Department that the timetable will be kept under constant review.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-01-24T12:11:01.12Zmore like thismore than 2022-01-24T12:11:01.12Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
1137
label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
418806
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-09-15more like thismore than 2015-09-15
answering body
Department for Transport remove filter
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 West of England Line more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the economic, environmental and social effects of converting the railway between Exeter and Salisbury to double-track throughout its length. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Patten more like this
uin HL2241 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2015-09-23more like thismore than 2015-09-23
answer text <p>Network Rail identified possible schemes for upgrading the line between Exeter and Salisbury in its Wessex and Western Route Studies, published in August 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Schemes included the creation of additional double track sections, in order to improve journey times and route capacity. The costs and benefits of full line re-doubling were not assessed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Network Rail stated that the schemes it had evaluated could be an option for delivery in Control Period 7 (2025-2029) or beyond.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-23T10:35:36.037Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-23T10:35:36.037Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
1137
label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
433128
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-11-30more like thismore than 2015-11-30
answering body
Department for Transport remove filter
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 West of England Line more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to announce plans before 2020 to replace the single track railway lines between Salisbury and Exeter with double track railway lines in order to further promote economic growth in that region. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Patten more like this
uin HL4088 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2015-12-14more like thismore than 2015-12-14
answer text <p>In August 2015 Network Rail published the outcome of the Wessex and Western Route Studies undertaken by the rail industry. This includes a review of the future demand on the line between London, Salisbury and Exeter.</p><br /><p>The Government expects to set out in July 2017 its investment plan for the railways during 2019 to 2024 and will take account of the industry proposals in developing this plan.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-12-14T15:24:18.797Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-14T15:24:18.797Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
1137
label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
436579
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-12-09more like thismore than 2015-12-09
answering body
Department for Transport remove filter
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 West of England Line more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the annual amount spent on upgrading the railway tracks and stations between Salisbury and Exeter between 2015 and 2020 will increase or decrease in real terms. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Patten more like this
uin HL4413 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2015-12-21more like thismore than 2015-12-21
answer text <p>Network Rail currently has no funded strategic plans for significant upgrading on this route. However, it advises that it is working closely with local stakeholders, including Local Enterprise Partnerships and local authorities, to work up potential schemes that could support growth and meet the needs of passengers.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-12-21T12:25:54.55Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-21T12:25:54.55Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
1137
label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
439686
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-12-21more like thismore than 2015-12-21
answering body
Department for Transport remove filter
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 West of England Line more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 14 December (HL4088), what proposals they have also to consult travellers who use the railway line between London, Salisbury and Exeter. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Patten more like this
uin HL4762 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2016-01-07more like thismore than 2016-01-07
answer text <p>Network Rail undertook public consultations for a period of 90 days on the Wessex and Western Route Studies prior to their publication in August 2015.</p><br /><p>The Government expects to set out in July 2017 its investment plan for the railways during 2019 to 2024 (CP6). The Office of Road and Rail (ORR) will undertake public consultation as part of the process to develop plans for CP6.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-01-07T12:41:20.79Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-07T12:41:20.79Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
1137
label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
443632
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-01-11more like thismore than 2016-01-11
answering body
Department for Transport remove filter
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 West of England Line more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 21 December 2015 (HL4413), whether passengers are involved in developing schemes for the railway between Salisbury and Exeter to meet their needs and support economic growth; and if so, how. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Patten more like this
uin HL4916 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2016-01-25more like thismore than 2016-01-25
answer text <p>Network Rail’s Route Studies are part of the rail industry’s Long Term Planning Process. They look at the period from 2019 to 2043. They interpret the outputs from the previous market studies to determine the specific aspirations in terms of capacity and connectivity for the geographical area based on detailed demand analysis to forecast growth tailored to create specific forecasts for geographical areas.</p><br /><p>The analysis identifies where forecast demand is likely to be mismatched with anticipated capacity and indicates where interventions such as train lengthening or additional services may be required.</p><br /><p>Network Rail set up regional and wider stakeholder groups for both the Wessex and the Western Route Studies. Passenger representatives were involved in all these groups and the 90 day public consultations on the draft route studies received responses from a wide range of parties including individual members of public, campaign and user groups, MPs and local authorities which are summarised in the final Route Study documents . Copies of both Route Studies have been placed in the Library of the House.</p>
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-01-25T14:41:25.51Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-25T14:41:25.51Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
1137
label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
443634
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-01-11more like thismore than 2016-01-11
answering body
Department for Transport remove filter
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 West of England Line more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the utility for rail resilience purposes of the Yeovil to Exeter railway line when the Castle Cary/Taunton to Exeter St Davids railway line is blocked. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Patten more like this
uin HL4918 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2016-01-25more like thismore than 2016-01-25
answer text <p>As part of the resilience element of its Western Route Study, Network Rail assessed the route requirements which would support the diversion of an hourly Great Western Railway (GWR) service from Exeter to Castle Cary via Taunton to Exeter to Castle Cary via Yeovil in the event that the relevant section of the Great Western Main line is restricted by, for example, engineering works or severe weather.</p><br /><p>This assessment concluded that additional infrastructure would be required to accommodate a combination of an additional hourly service between Exeter St Davids and Axminster and an hourly diversionary GWR service.</p><br /><p>A copy of the Western Route Study has been placed in the Library.</p><br /> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-01-25T14:42:58.04Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-25T14:42:58.04Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
1137
label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
528194
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-06-20more like thismore than 2016-06-20
answering body
Department for Transport remove filter
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 West of England Line more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 2 June (HL136), and to the letter from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Lord Patten dated 6 June placed in the Libraries of both Houses, whether they consider the single track railway between Salisbury and Yeovil to be "not unmodern". more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Patten more like this
uin HL760 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2016-07-04more like thismore than 2016-07-04
answer text <p>The Department for Transport does not use the term “not unmodern” to classify or assess railway routes.</p><p> </p><p>The rail line between Gillingham (Dorset) and Pinhoe was re-signalled in 2012 and Stagecoach South Western Trains introduced additional services to the West of England in December 2015.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-07-04T13:43:56.803Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-04T13:43:56.803Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
1137
label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
671113
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-01-10more like thismore than 2017-01-10
answering body
Department for Transport remove filter
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 West of England Line more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the publication in December 2016 of the report by the Office of Rail and Road into station usage, what is their assessment of the feasibility of converting the present single track railway on the Exeter to London Waterloo mainline between Tisbury and Dinton, in Wiltshire, to double track as it was previously. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Patten more like this
uin HL4516 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2017-01-24more like thismore than 2017-01-24
answer text <p>Network Rail have assessed the potential growth in passenger and freight demand in the period up until 2043, including future demand on the line between London, Salisbury and Exeter as part of the Wessex Route study which was published in August 2015.</p><p> </p><p>The study identified a potential scheme to upgrade the line between Exeter and Salisbury through the creation of additional double track sections between Salisbury and Yeovil as an option for delivery in the period after 2025.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-01-24T12:20:45.413Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-24T12:20:45.413Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
1137
label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this