HC Deb 19 December 2000 vol 360 c116W
Mr. Sheerman

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions when he expects commuter rail services in the London area to return to the timetables in operation before the Hatfield crash. [142697]

Mr. Hill

The industry is working hard to achieve a steady improvement in rail services across all parts of the country. Railtrack estimate that nationally by the end of January 85 per cent. of journeys will be back to normal, with a tail end of work through to Easter by when all services should be, fully back to normal. The Rail Recovery Action Group, chaired by the Minister for Transport, has been formed to help to get services back to normal as soon as possible.

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