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Railways: Milton Keynes

Volume 468: debated on Monday 26 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 19 November 2007, Official Report, column 462W, which trains going from (a) Milton Keynes to London during morning peak hours and (b) London to Milton Keynes during evening peak hours represent an increase in peak services calling at Milton Keynes. (167964)

In the morning peak, the increase in trains towards London will be provided by Virgin West Coast. Before 7.15 am, three trains currently stop to pick up and set down passengers. From December 2008, we propose that this increases to six. In the evening peak, the number of northbound Virgin services calling would double, but as is the case now they will only pick up and not set down passengers at Milton Keynes.

London Midland services will remain at the same frequency as today. However, a new service to Clapham Junction via Kensington Olympia will operate every hour.