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Waterloo to Reading Railway Line

Volume 454: debated on Wednesday 13 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his plans are for future capacity on the Waterloo to Reading railway line. (108698)

Stagecoach, the successful bidder for the South Western franchise, has committed to increasing capacity in the new franchise. Details of the allocation of the capacity increases are still to be finalised, but Stagecoach will announce its proposals in due course. However, it is recognised that the Windsor lines are crowded at peak times and that will need to be addressed.