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Railways: Eurostar Kent Coast Services

Volume 690: debated on Tuesday 27 March 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

In respect of the suspension of the Eurostar Kent coast services from Waterloo on 16 and 17 March, (a) for how long the services were suspended; (b) what was the cause of the suspension; (c) at what management level the decision to suspend the rail services was made and whether the decision was subsequently reviewed at more senior management levels; and (d) what action is being taken to prevent such situations recurring. [HL2828]

The decision to suspend services is an operational matter for Network Rail as the owner and operator of the national rail infrastructure. For a response to his Question, the noble Lord should contact Network Rail’s chief executive at the following address: John Armitt, Chief Executive, Network Rail, 40 Melton Street, London, NW1 2EE.