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Railways: Sussex

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 3 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will direct a redrafting of the timetable for rail services in Sussex to take account of the needs of rail passengers as part of the Sussex Route Utilisation Strategy. (259781)

[holding answer 27 February 2009]: Route Utilisation Strategies seek to balance capacity, demand (passenger and freight), operational performance and cost, to address the requirements of funders and all stakeholders. Network Rail is in the course of developing a Route Utilisation Strategy for Sussex, in conjunction with, and on behalf of, rail industry partners and wider stakeholders. It would be inappropriate for Government to issue directions.