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Railways: First Great Western

Volume 699: debated on Wednesday 12 March 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the depots and platforms in the First Great Western area are long enough to accommodate any lengthening of trains which may be necessary by the end of the high-level output statement period in 2013; who they expect to pay for any modifications; and what measures they propose to take to alleviate overcrowding on local railway services in the Bristol area. [HL2264]

As part of the development of its strategic business plan, Network Rail is currently assessing platform lengths and other infrastructure issues relating to capacity enhancements required by the high-level output specification. This includes the Bristol area.