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Ashchurch Station

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many calls Cross Country Trains services are required to make at Ashchurch station (a) each day and (b) each week; what recent changes have been made to this requirement; whether any further changes are planned; and if he will make a statement. (257451)

The service level commitment within its franchise agreement requires Cross Country to call at Ashchurch station on Mondays to Saturdays. Four services to Birmingham New Street and two services to Cardiff Central are required to be provided. The current service level commitment commenced on 14 December 2008. The previous service level commitment required Cross Country to operate two services calling at Ashchurch in the direction of Cardiff Central. There are no current plans to change this current level of service.