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Written Question
Railways: Midlands
30 Jan 2020

Questioner: Rachel Maclean (CON - Redditch)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve rail services in the Midlands.

Answered by Chris Heaton-Harris

Major investment is planned to improve rail services throughout the region. In the West Midlands, £700m is being invested in a fleet of 180 new carriages which will deliver 20,000 more peak hour seats into Birmingham over the next two years,

The East Midlands will benefit from our £1.5 billion upgrade of the Midland Mainline, with faster peak time journeys to London from this December and a brand-new fleet of bi-mode trains entering service from 2022.


Written Question
Midlands Connect
21 Oct 2019

Questioner: Rachel Maclean (CON - Redditch)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of delivering Midlands Connect.

Answered by George Freeman

To date the Government has provided Midlands Connect with £25 million to develop a transport strategy and progress key projects designed to boost productivity and growth in the region.

This includes £5 million to develop the Midlands Rail Hub, which is a suite of infrastructure improvements designed to improve rail travel in the region. The cost of delivering Midlands Rail Hub in its entirety is estimated to be between £1.5bn and £2bn.


Written Question
Bus Services: Concessions
21 Oct 2019

Questioner: Rachel Maclean (CON - Redditch)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of providing free bus travel for people under 25.

Answered by George Freeman

The Government has not estimated the cost of providing free bus travel to people under 25.


Written Question
Electric Vehicles: Charging Points
5 Jul 2018

Questioner: Rachel Maclean (CON - Redditch)

Question

What steps he is taking to improve the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.

Answered by Jesse Norman

My hon. Friend is right to focus on charging points. We have a large charging point network, and we are rapidly expanding it. As she knows, we have just announced a local charging infrastructure fund of £400 million. A lot of work is being done with local authorities, and I encourage my hon. Friend to work with us to develop further charging points in her area.


Written Question
Transport: Snow and Ice
1 Mar 2018

Questioner: Rachel Maclean (CON - Redditch)

Question

What steps his Department is taking to prepare transport infrastructure for severe winter weather.

Answered by Nusrat Ghani

Significant efforts have been made this year across the transport sectors, including road, rail and air, to boost resilience and preparedness.

We continue to work closely with all key transport operators, the local government sector, salt suppliers and other key partners to ensure that disruption to our transport network are kept to a minimum.