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Network Rail and South Western Railway: Standards

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 217040, tabled on 5 February 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been on the implementation of the recommendations from Sir Michael Holden's review into the performance of South Western Railway and Network Rail.

Answered on

13 February 2019

We are monitoring progress and working closely with Network Rail (NR) and South Western Railway (SWR) to see these recommendations implemented as soon as possible. SWR and NR have implemented several actions already, such as redefining SWR’s performance meeting structure and SWR and NR’s review of their contingency plans. There are also 10 actions ready for review for completion, and further actions to implement recommendations are now in the delivery phase. Sir Michael is due to return to SWR next month to review progress.