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Railways: Gatwick Express

Volume 715: debated on Monday 14 December 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made regarding the Gatwick Express rail service to ensure that next year the same level of comfort and timings will be available as this year. [HL661]

Her Majesty's Government have specified the level of rail service, including service quality and timings in the South Central rail franchise which commenced on 20 September 2009.

The requirements include maintaining the 15 minute non-stop service between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport, on board catering at appropriate times and new service quality targets.

The rolling stock to be deployed on the Gatwick Express services is a matter for the train operating company as long as it meets minimum standards such as luggage space and multilingual announcements.