HC Deb 07 March 2000 vol 345 cc595-6W
38. Mr. Luff

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the railway industry about investment in the railway infrastructure and in train services in Worcestershire; and if he will make a statement. [112210]

Mr. Hill

A report was commissioned to consider improvements in rail routes radiating from Worcester and the shadow Strategic Rail Authority (sSRA) will be discussing this report with interested stakeholders this month. The sSRA has discussed a number of improvements in the railway infrastructure in Worcestershire with Railtrack and details of these will be included in Railtrack's Network Management Statement which is to be published at the end of the month.