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House of Commons Hansard
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04 March 2010
Volume 506
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To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will instruct BRB (Residuary) Ltd. to ensure that no commercial development takes place under the platforms of Waterloo International Terminal which would significantly delay bringing into use the former Eurostar platforms at Waterloo for domestic passengers. [319030]

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The Department for Transport is working closely with BRB (Residuary) Ltd. to ensure that the timing of any commercial development of the space below the platforms at Waterloo International station does not adversely impact upon any plans to bring the platforms into use for domestic passengers.

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To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether any commercial development is permitted to take place under the former Eurostar platforms at Waterloo; and whether Network Rail has permitted development rights to integrate the platforms into use for domestic passengers. [319031]

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Any commercial development under the former Eurostar platforms at Waterloo would be subject to planning permission from the local authority (LB Lambeth).

Network Rail does not enjoy permitted development rights to integrate the platforms into use for domestic passengers as Waterloo International terminal is owned by British Railways Board (Residual) Limited.

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To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the likely timetable for converting the former Waterloo International platforms for use for domestic passengers. [319259]

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The Department for Transport is currently in discussion with the British Railways Board (Residuary) Limited, Network Rail and Stagecoach South West Trains to establish what would be the most cost-effective way to integrate Waterloo International terminal into the domestic station that maximises benefits for the short, medium and long term.