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South West Trains

Volume 457: debated on Friday 23 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what increase in rail passenger numbers is projected for South West Trains over the next 10 years; and how much the Government are investing in related infrastructure over the same period. (122118)

The Southern Regional Planning Assessment for the railway (which includes the area served by South West Trains); published January 2007, forecasted a possible increase in passenger demand in the morning peak period of 18.7 per cent. between 2002-03 and 2016.

The Department will be publishing the high level output specification in July which will outline the Government's requirements from Network Rail over the next control period.