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c2c

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions his Department has had with c2c on the timetable for negotiations on its train operator franchise; and if he will make a statement. (276819)

The current c2c franchise expires in May 2011. No recent discussions have taken place with c2c on the timetable for re-letting the franchise.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment he has made of the (a) punctuality and (b) adequacy of the capacity of the c2c Fenchurch Street service; and if he will make a statement. (276820)

Punctuality on the network as a whole has risen by 10 per cent. in the last five years to 90.6 per cent. 95.4 per cent of c2c trains, which serve Fenchurch Street station, were punctual in the last year (within five minutes).

The Department for Transport measures c2c's capacity for peak arrivals into Fenchurch Street (7 am to 9.59 am) and peak departures from Fenchurch Street (4 pm to 6.59 pm) against their approved train plan.