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Railways: Speed Limits

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 33626, tabled on 12 April 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many temporary speed restrictions were in place on the national rail network on 15 March (a) 2016, (b) 2015, (c) 2014 and (d) 2013.

Answered on

18 April 2016

The number of temporary speed restrictions in place on the national rail network for the dates requested, based on the weekly average during the rail period containing 15th March each year, is as follows:

(a) 2016 – 374

(b) 2015 – 226

(c) 2014 – 325

(d) 2013 – 270

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