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Railways: Repairs and Maintenance

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 10 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps she has taken to ascertain the reasons for the delay in the completion of works to the railway infrastructure near London Liverpool Street station over the Christmas and new year holiday period; and if she will make a statement. (177449)

The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR), as the rail industry’s economic regulator, monitors Network Rail’s stewardship of the national rail network. The ORR has launched an investigation into the cause of this over-run and expects to publish its findings by the end February. It would be inappropriate to make a statement before the report is published.