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Railways: Greater Manchester

Volume 489: debated on Friday 20 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many train services on average ran on each week day in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009 to date between Manchester and (i) Heald Green, (ii) Bramhall, (iii) Cheadle Hulme, (iv) Gatley, (v) Davenport, (vi) Hazel Grove and (vii) Woodsmoor; (265191)

(2) what the average journey time by train was from Manchester to (a) Heald Green, (b) Bramhall, (c) Cheadle Hulme, (d) Gatley, (e) Davenport, (f) Hazel Grove and (g) Woodsmoor in each year since 1997.

The Department for Transport does not hold the information at the level of detail requested. However, Network Rail is the custodian of timetable and performance data for the rail industry, and will be able to provide this information. The hon. Member should contact Network Rail's chief executive at the following address for a response to his questions:

Iain Coucher

Chief Executive

Network Rail

40 Melton Street

London

NW1 2EE.