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Marylebone Station

Volume 77: debated on Thursday 18 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is the expected reduction in the public service obligation stemming from the closure of Marylebone station and the diversion of services to Paddington.

The public service obligation grant is paid to support the running of British Rail's passenger services as a whole. It is not attributed to individual routes or services. This means that any savings from individual rail closures do not lead automatically to a pound-for-pound reduction in the level of grant paid.