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TRAIN SERVICES BETWEEN DIDCOT AND LONDON

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1819: tabled on 15 March 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 8 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House condemns the Government's proposal to reduce early morning and evening mainline train services between Didcot Parkway and London Paddington; notes that the withdrawal of the 05.46 and 06.12 service in particular would significantly lengthen journey times for early morning commuters; further notes that there will now be two 40-minute gaps in service for evening commuters; believes that if such changes are made, there will be a significant increase in overcrowding; brings to the Government's attention the increase in population in the surrounding area which is likely to lead to an increase in the number of rail users in the coming years; and calls on the Secretary of State for Transport to reverse his decision.