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Railways: Overcrowding

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 9 September 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will make it his policy to collect passenger overcrowding data from train operators running services from stations in (a) Birmingham, (b) Manchester, (c) Cardiff, (d) Sheffield, (e) Bristol, (f) Liverpool and (g) Leeds. (290633)

As outlined within their respective franchise agreements, train operating companies are required to provide passenger count data on request to the Secretary of State for Transport. The Department for Transport currently collects passenger counts data for most rail services running into these regional stations.

The specific arrangements for each operator can be viewed on the Department’s website at the following address:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/rail/passenger/publicregister/current/