Lilian Greenwood – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Transport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Lilian Greenwood on 2016-05-03.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2016 to Question 24854, on railways: repairs and maintenance, for what reasons Network Rail did not publish its updated Delivery Plan in March 2016.

Claire Perry

Network Rail has completed its internal review of its plans for operations, maintenance and renewals (OMR), but before it publishes a revised Delivery Plan it must obtain agreement to any material differences from the Department for Transport. The Department is expecting to shortly receive the Office of Rail and Road’s review of Network Rail’s targets for train performance at route level, after which OMR plans can be considered in the round for agreement. I expect the Delivery Plan to be published on Network Rail’s website in the near future to assist with industry forward planning.