HC Deb 15 April 2002 vol 383 c741W
Mr. Evans

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what discussions he has had with(a) First Western Trains and (b) Wales and West Trains to produce a strategy to improve punctuality. [48602]

Mr. Jamieson

The Strategic Rail Authority (SRA) has regular meetings with all train operators regarding train performance, at which punctuality and reliability of services are discussed. In the Directions and Guidance published by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State on 11 April, the SRA has been given a primary objective to work with the rail industry to achieve substantial lasting improvements in performance. The Directions and Guidance has been placed in the Libraries of the House.

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