Impact on transport of adverse weather conditions

The Transport Committee held a short inquiry into the impact on transport of the adverse weather in December 2010 focusing on:

  • Impacts on the road and rail networks in England and Wales
  • Impact on the UK’s airports, including the extent to which lessons were learnt from winter 2009-10
  • The provision of accurate weather forecasts to transport providers in advance of the bad weather
  • The recommendations of the Quarmby reviews into the resilience of England’s transport systems in 2010.

The Committee published its Report on 12 May 2011.

The Committee published the Government response to its Report on 13 September 2011.

Response from Gatwick Airport to the Transport Committee’s Report (PDF PDF 26 KB)
Published 18 May 2011

Oral evidence taken for this inquiry

15 February 2011 - Oral evidence session

Witnesses: David Quarmby CBE, Chair, and Brian Smith, Member, Independent Review of Winter Resilience; Chris Burchell, Chairman, National Task Force, and Chris Scoggins, Chief Executive, National Rail Enquiries, Association of Train Operating Companies, Robin Gisby, Director, Operations and Customer Services, and Dave Ward, Route Director, Kent, Network Rail; Derek Turner, Network Delivery and Development Director, and Simon Sheldon-Wilson, Director of Traffic Management and Customer Solutions, Highways Agency, Councillor David Parsons CBE, Chairman, and Matthew Lugg, Director of Highway Transportation, Leicestershire County Council, Local Government Association

8 March 2011 - Oral evidence session

Witnesses: Andrew Lord, Director of Operations, British Airways, and Steve Ridgeway, Chief Executive, and Corneel Koster, Director of Operations, Safety and Security, Virgin Atlantic; Stewart Wingate, Chief Executive, and David Wilson, Head of Airside Operations, Gatwick Airport, and Colin Matthews, Chief Executive, and Amanda McMillan, Managing Director, Glasgow Airport, BAA

14 March 2011 - Oral evidence session

Witness: Rt Hon Phillip Hammond MP, Secretary of State for Transport




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