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First Capital Connect: Fixed Penalties

Volume 507: debated on Monday 15 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport on how many occasions First Capital Connect has been issued with a financial penalty for not providing enough seats for rail passengers in each of the last six months. (321498)

[holding answer 10 March 2010]: No financial penalty for not providing enough seats for rail passengers has been issued to First Capital Connect in the last six months.

The Department for Transport is currently working with First Capital Connect to alleviate overcrowding of short formation trains by introducing more coaches to lengthen trains.