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Railways: Overcrowding

Volume 459: debated on Wednesday 2 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the degree of overcrowding on UK trains and the resultant effects on those passengers involved; and if he will make a statement. (134556)

In 2005 the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) published a report entitled “The health and safety effects of crowding”, which is available on its website, The Office of Rail Regulation’s Railway Industry Advisory Committee asked RSSB to consider further the issues identified in the report and this work is under way.