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REDUCTION OF RAIL SERVICES STOPPING AT SEVERN TUNNEL JUNCTION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 338: tabled on 29 November 2006

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 34 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 expresses regret that First Great Western has reduced the number of services stopping at Severn Tunnel Junction during peak times; notes that these services are a vital link for hundreds of commuters travelling to Cardiff and Bristol for work; further notes with concern that the average person travelling by rail generates around half the carbon dioxide emissions of the average person travelling by car and that this reduction in service will force people into their cars for these journeys and undermine efforts to reduce carbon emissions; further notes that First Great Western has pledged to reintroduce the services from May onwards but that this will severely disrupt the lives and working patterns of many people; believes that the flaws and inaccuracy in the consultation process prevented this matter being rectified sooner; and calls on the Government to urge First Great Western and Network Rail to provide a timetable that includes these vital services for commuters by reintroducing the peak time stops at Severn Tunnel Junction from 11th December.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Rossendale and Darwen
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 November 2006
East Londonderry
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Burton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Stroud
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Aberavon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2007
Cheltenham
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Barnsley Central
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Swansea East
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 December 2006
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 December 2006
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
Hayes and Harlington
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Cardiff North
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Torfaen
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2006
Westbury
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Pendle
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2006
Rochdale
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2006
Nottingham South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2006
Castle Point
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 December 2006
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2006
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2006
Bristol West
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 December 2006
East Antrim

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.