MPs examine impact of recent adverse weather on transport networks

15 February 2011

The Commons Transport Committee asks what would improve the resilience of the UK road and rail system.

How did the UK transport system cope with harsh weather this winter? How much did we learn from disruption in 2009 and what other lessons need to be learned to improve our resilience in the future? How do UK transport networks fare in harsh winter weather compared to those in other countries?

These and other questions of particular relevance to the road and rail network form the focus for this session of the Transport Committee inquiry into the impact on transport of recent adverse weather conditions.

Please note that air travel infrastructure will form the focus of a different session to take place in March.


Tuesday 15 February 2011

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 10.30 am

Independent Review of Winter Resilience

  • David Quarmby CBE, Chair
  • Brian Smith, Panel member

At 11.15 am

Network Rail

  • Robin Gisby, Director of Operations and Customer Services
  • David Ward, Route Director, Kent

Association of Train Operating Companies

  • Chris Burchell, Chairman, National Task Force
  • Chris Scoggins, Chief Executive, National Rail Enquiries

At 12 noon

Highways Agency

  • Derek Turner, Network Delivery and Development Director
  • Simon Sheldon-Wilson, Director, Traffic Management

Local Government Association

  • Councillor David Parsons CBE, Deputy Chairman
  • Matthew Lugg, Director of Highway Transportation, Leicestershire County Council

These timings are approximate and the sessions may start slightly earlier or later than advertised.

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