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'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 16 July 2018
Department for Transport
Govia Thameslink Railway: Compensation
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of claims for compensation for delayed rail services made to Govia Thameslink Railway were successful in each of the last three years.
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Answered by: Joseph Johnson
Answered on: 19 July 2018

The following table shows the number of successful claims made to Govia Thameslink Railway and their proportion of the total.

Financial Year

Number Successful

Proportion of total

16/17

750,859

85%

17/18

915,806

84%

18/19

315,714

89%

Note: The Department does not hold this data prior to December 2016. In the table above, 16/17 is the period December 2016 to March 2017; 18/19 is the period 1 April 2018 to 23 June 2018, the latest date for which the data is currently available.

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(Camberwell and Peckham)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 16 July 2018
Department for Transport
Govia Thameslink Railway: Compensation
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average length of time was for compensation to be paid to a claimant for delayed rail services by Govia Thameslink Railway in each of the last three years.
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Answered by: Joseph Johnson
Answered on: 19 July 2018

The Department does not hold this data prior to December 2016 and does not yet hold this data after 23 June 2018.

Govia Thameslink Railway’s average response time has been as follows:

2016/17 (December 2016 to March 2017): 5.6 days

2017/18: 2.5 days

2018/19 (to 23 June): 2.3 days

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(Camberwell and Peckham)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 12 July 2018
Department for Transport
Govia Thameslink Railway: Timetables
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the introduction of the new Govia Thameslink timetable in Camberwell and Peckham.
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Answered by: Joseph Johnson
Answered on: 17 July 2018

The performance of the Thameslink timetable through Camberwell and Peckham since 20 May has been unacceptable. As of 15 July, Govia Thameslink Railway have put in place an amended timetable which must provide passengers with the performance they expect.

Southern Metro services through Camberwell and Peckham (which are also run by Govia Thameslink Railway) have been performing very well and we expect this to continue.

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(Camberwell and Peckham)
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 11 September 2017
Department for Transport
Travel: Greater London
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people who hold a disabled person's freedom pass live in London; how many people who hold an older person's freedom pass live in London; and how many rail passengers there were in London in each of the last five years.
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Answered by: Jesse Norman
Answered on: 14 September 2017

The Freedom Pass is managed by London Councils and the policy on who is entitled to hold one is a matter for the Mayor. The Department does not hold statistics on how many Freedom Pass holders there are.

Rail passenger journeys to/from and within London are published by Office of

Rail and Road here:

https://dataportal.orr.gov.uk/displayreport/report/html/4277ce6b-bdf3-4562-a6b1-eb036b57f065

The total number of passenger journeys (within London and to and from London) in thousands in the last five years available is as follows:

2015/2016: 934,588

2014/2015: 878,042

2013/2014: 834,528

2012/2013: 787,471

2011/2012: 752,226

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