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Rail Passenger Numbers

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 17 July 2007

14. To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment she has made of likely levels of overcrowding on the railways over the next three years; and if she will make a statement. (149842)

We will continue to increase capacity through the franchising process and in other ways.

The high level output specification, to be published this summer, will set out the additional rail capacity that the Government propose to buy to meet the recent and forecast growth in demand for rail travel.