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London Underground

Volume 403: debated on Monday 10 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what role the Government had in assisting London Underground PPP Infrastructure Consortia to obtain grants or loans from (a) the European Investment Bank and (b) other financial institutions; and if he will make a statement. [101751]

The Government has played no direct role in assisting the London Underground PPP consortia to obtain grants or loans. The method by which they finance their obligations under the PPP, and how they raise the necessary funding, is a matter for the consortia.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) train failures, (b) signals/ points failures and (c) track failures there were on each London Underground line (i) in 2001–02 and (ii) in 2002–03. [100995]

This is an operational matter for London Underground who have provided the information set out in the table.

London Underground rolling stock, track and signal failures by line
Rolling stock failuresTrack and signal failures
Line2001–022002–03 to date12001–20022002–2003to date1
Circle/Hammersmith and City2,0551,720562357
East London147809462
Waterloo and City36603229
1 To 1 February 2003