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Railways: Overcrowding

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps her Department is taking to minimise overcrowding on trains; and if she will make a statement. (196926)

The rail White Paper, published in July, committed £15 billion in total Government support to the railway over the period from 2009 to 2014. £10 billion of that will be devoted specifically to increasing capacity. Among a range of measures, there will be an extra 1,300 new carriages which will be targeted at the most congested routes on the network.