Light Rail APPG

First Registered: 12/10/2016 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To encourage, promote and develop light rail, trams and ultra-light rail and environs, its benefits as a mode of transport and a central tool by modal switch etc in the climate change emergency.

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Recent Documents related to Light Rail

1. Light rail and tram statistics, England: year ending March 2020
25/06/2020 - Department for Transport
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Found: information on light rail and tram systems in England year. The release covers light rail and tram use

2. Light rail and tram statistics, England: year ending March 2021
23/06/2021 - Department for Transport
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Found: Light rail and tram statistics, England: year ending March 2021 Light rail and tram systems

3. Light rail and tram statistics, England: year ending March 2020
25/06/2020 - Department for Transport
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Found: Light rail and tram statistics, England: year ending March 2020 Light rail and tram systems

4. National Statistics: Light rail and tram statistics, England: year ending March 2019
19/06/2019 - Department for Transport
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Found: information on light rail and tram systems in England year. The release covers light rail and tram use

5. Potential of light rail schemes hailed for future urban travel
07/02/2019 - Department for Transport
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Found: Potential of light rail schemes hailed for future urban travel - GOV

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Light Rail

1. Light Rail: Financial Support
19/07/2021 - Written Statements

1: Light rail is a lifeline for many communities across the UK. During the pandemic, the Government - Speech Link

2. Tram Safety
10/12/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: worst tram accident in a century. It was the worst rail tragedy for 17 years. Along with those who died - Speech Link
2: national issue. There were 267 million tram and light rail journeys made last year. Clearly, the industry - Speech Link
3: confidence in tram networks. The number of tram and light rail passenger journeys across England fell by 0.2% - Speech Link

3. Oral Answers to Questions
24/06/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: done to restore these vital rail services and further improve local rail in my constituency of Stoke-on-Trent - Speech Link
2: to his constituency; I know that he spoke to the Rail Minister about it yesterday. East Midlands Railway - Speech Link
3: as Northern Powerhouse Rail, as well as electrification of TransPennine rail and as well as, finally - Speech Link

4. Radlett Airfield Site
01/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: Government decided that a hugely damaging strategic rail freight interchange should be built on the site - Speech Link

5. Tram Safety
20/09/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: often went round that corner too fast.The Rail Accident Investigation Branch report sets out what - Speech Link
2: service—and I want to pay tribute to those in the Rail Accident Investigation Branch who arrived on the - Speech Link
3: responsibility for light rail, will be very happy to meet the families.After the incident, the rail accident - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Light Rail
1. Rail Delivery Group: Network Rail
asked by: Jim McMahon
02/11/2020
... what assessment he has made of Network Rail effectiveness in working with members of the Rail Delivery Group to deliver value for money across the network; and if he will make a statement.

2. Rail Review
asked by: Charlotte Nichols
13/11/2020
... when he plans to publish the Williams Rail Review.

3. Network Rail
asked by: Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi
19/11/2020
... what oversight and governance arrangements are in place for his Department to scrutinise decisions by Network Rail on the expenditure of its research and development and Intelligent Infrastructure budgets.

4. Network Rail
asked by: Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi
19/11/2020
... what guidance he has issued to Network Rail on testing the availability of existing solutions from suppliers before investing in new technologies.

5. Rail Review
asked by: Theresa Villiers
09/07/2020
... for what reasons findings and recommendations of the Williams Rail Review have not yet been published.

Latest Questions
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9 Current APPG Officers
Andy Carter Portrait
Andy Carter
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Warrington South
Joined: 24th February 2020
Baroness Randerson Portrait
Baroness Randerson
Co-Secretary
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Mike Amesbury Portrait
Mike Amesbury
Officer
Labour - Weaver Vale
Joined: 13th February 2019
Drew Hendry Portrait
Drew Hendry
Officer
Scottish National Party - Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Joined: 13th February 2019
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Andy Carter MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3000.

Email: andy.carter.mp@parliament.uk

Secretariat:

Downtown in Business acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.downtowninbusiness.com

Group's Website:

http://www.applrguk.co.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
30 Jan 2021
Source
Downtown in Business
Description
Secretariat   From : 30/01/2021 To : 29/01/2022
Value
£27,001
Date
30 Jan 2020
Source
Light Rail (UK)
Description
Secretariat   From : 30/01/2020 To : 29/01/2021
Value
£16,501
Date
6 Sep 2018
Source
Light Rail (UK) acts as the group's secretariat
Description
Secretariat   From : 06/09/2018 To : 05/09/2019
Value
£7,501
Date
6 Sep 2017
Source
Light Rail (UK) is funded by Driver Check and Train Ltd to act as the group's secretariat
Description
Secretariat   From : 06/09/2017 To : 05/09/2018
Value
£16,501
Date
14 Sep 2016
Source
Transport Training Services UK Group
Description
Secretariat   From : 14/09/2016 To : 13/09/2017
Value
£15,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Light Rail APPG

Former APPG Officers
Wera Hobhouse Portrait
Wera Hobhouse
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Bath
Joined: 13th February 2019
Departed: 2nd June 2021
Tom Brake Portrait
Tom Brake
Deputy Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Carshalton and Wallington
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Rebecca Long Bailey Portrait
Rebecca Long Bailey
Officer
Labour - Salford and Eccles
Joined: 13th February 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
1 APPG Membership
Key Cities
Iain Stewart Portrait
Iain Stewart
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Milton Keynes South
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 18th July 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Greg Mulholland Portrait
Greg Mulholland
Chair & Registered Contact
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Leeds North West
Joined: 12th October 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Graham Brady Portrait
Graham Brady
Vice Chair
Conservative - Altrincham and Sale West
Joined: 12th October 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Lilian Greenwood Portrait
Lilian Greenwood
Vice Chair
Labour - Nottingham South
Joined: 12th October 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017