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Trains: Overcrowding

Volume 461: debated on Tuesday 19 June 2007

16. To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on levels of rail overcrowding. (143396)

We will continue to increase capacity through the franchising process and in other ways. In particular, the Secretary of State announced on 14 March that the High Level Output Specification, to be published in July, will include a commitment to a thousand extra carriages. They will be targeted at the most congested routes on the network.