HC Deb 17 January 1989 vol 145 cc121-2W
Mr. Bowis

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will request the chairman of British Rail to publish figures of how many passenger and freight trains, respectively, cross the Thames on the west London line each day; how many passengers are carried; and how many trains use this route between 11 pm and 7 am.

Mr. Portillo

On weekdays there are 12 passenger trains in each direction, on Saturdays 3 in each direction and on Sundays one in each direction. Up to 25 freight trains use the line daily, but separate figures for the 11 pm to 7 am period are not kept. Approximately 1,100 passengers use the line on weekdays, and considerably fewer at weekends.