|Previous Section||Index||Home Page|
Future funding for the survey has been agreed up to spring 2007. Work is currently out to tender so we are unable to provide any information on likely costs for the period after March 2007. Annual spend for the year 2006-07 is estimated at £719,800 inclusive of VAT.
Mr. Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) passengers in excess of capacity and (b) total passengers there were (i) for each London commuting service train operator and (ii) in total at the (A) a.m. and (B) p.m. peak in the latest period for which figures are available; and how many passengers into London there were during (1) a.m. peak periods, (2) p.m. peak periods and (3) in total for each London commuting service train operator during that period. 
Mr. Tom Harris: Statistics on total passenger journeys and passenger in excess of capacity (PiXC) are published by the Office of Rail Regulation in National Rail Trends a copy of which is in the House Library. The 2005-06 Yearbook edition covers percentage of passengers in excess of capacity on all London train operators broken down into a.m. peak, p.m. peak and in total. Total passenger journeys figures are available by train operating companies; we do not have passenger journeys figures in the requested format.
Mr. Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which five train services serving London had the highest number of passengers in excess of capacity levels in the most recent survey of Passengers In Excess Of Capacity (PIXC); and what the (a) passenger capacity, (b) passenger load, (c) PIXC and (d) percentage load factor was in each case. 
Mr. Tom Harris: This information has already been provided in a response by the Department for Transport to a Freedom of Information request, which was posted on the Department's website on 20 March 2006.
Mrs. James: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the removal of buffet bar mark III coaches on First Great Western services; and what assessment he has made of the partial implications for comfort during long distance travel. 
Mrs. James: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the minimum train service requirement to (a) Bristol and (b) the West Country is under the Greater Western Franchise; and what changes in service levels there have been since the previous franchise. 
Mr. Tom Harris: The Service Level Commitment 2 (SLC2) for the First Great Western franchise is available in the House of Commons Library. The Passenger Service Requirements of the former First Great Western and Wessex Trains franchises are also available in the House of Commons Library.
Mrs. James: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what maximum journey times the Greater Western franchise agreement standards includes for services between London Paddington to Swansea; what the average length of journey time is on this route; and what that length of time was during the last two years of operation by British Rail. 
|Journey||Average journey time|
Mr. Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many rail vehicles (a) were delivered in 2006 and (b) are due to be delivered in each year to 2012, broken down by manufacturer; and what the total value of rolling stock orders (i) delivered in each year since 1996 and (ii) due to be delivered in each year to 2012 is, broken down by manufacturer. 
Mr. Tom Harris: Table 1 shows the number of new vehicles introduced into revenue earning service each year, broken down by manufacturer. We do not collate information on actual delivery datesthese typically precede introduction into service by several weeks as testing and commissioning must be completed before vehicles can brought into service.
The most recent new orders of vehicles are due to be introduced into service in 2008-09. Not included are the orders anticipated but not yet in place for the replacement fleet for the existing HST high speed trains currently planned to enter service from 2012.
|Table 1: Number of new vehicles introduced into revenue earning service|
|(1) TfL have stated that the last unit will be delivered in 2009.|
|Table 2: Estimated value of new vehicle orders placed|
|Next Section||Index||Home Page|