Rail APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To facilitate an informed debate amongst parliamentarians regarding all aspects of the UK's railway industries.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Rail

1. HS2 Ltd business expense, travel costs and hospitality: January to March 2019
17/07/2020 - High Speed Two (HS2) Limited (HS2 Ltd)
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Found: Chris Rayner Director of Infrastructure 02/01/2019 Rail Birmingham New Street London Euston Standard 178

2. HS2 Ltd business expense, travel costs and hospitality: July to September 2019
14/08/2020 - High Speed Two (HS2) Limited (HS2 Ltd)
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Found: Strategic Director of Stakeholder Engagement 19/08/2019 Rail Reading Birmingham New Street Standard 60.80 £

3. HS2 Ltd business expense, travel costs and hospitality: April to June 2019
31/07/2020 - High Speed Two (HS2) Limited (HS2 Ltd)
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Found: Chris Rayner Director of Infrastructure 05/04/2019 Rail London Euston Birmingham New Street Standard 58

4. HMRC senior officials travel report
11/10/2019 - HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
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Found: Attend HMRC Respect at Work working group meeting Rail Standard £0.00 £0.00 £51.00 £0.00 David Bunting

5. HS2 Ltd business expense, travel costs and hospitality: October to December 2019
28/08/2020 - High Speed Two (HS2) Limited (HS2 Ltd)
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Found: of Stakeholder Engagement 03/10/2019 12/11/2019 Rail Reading Coventry Standard 10.00 £

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Rail

1. Suggitt’s Lane Level Crossing
04/06/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: broader context of the accountability of Network Rail, a nationalised company that, on this issue, seems - Speech Link

2. Railways: Electrification
19/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: diesel use from rail connections to ports and quarries is not available. However, Network Rail analysis suggests - Speech Link
2: long-term plan. However, we are informed by the Network Rail-led traction decarbonisation network strategy, which - Speech Link
3: idling. We continue to work with the rail freight industry and the Rail Safety and Standards Board to look - Speech Link
4: electrification programme, which goes through the rail network enhancements pipeline to make sure that - Speech Link
5: long-term electrification plan. That is exactly what the rail network enhancements pipeline is: it looks at all - Speech Link
6: decarbonisation network strategy states that the UK rail freight sector will be largely diesel-free by 2050 - Speech Link
7: Government are in frequent discussions with the rail freight sector. This is an important element of - Speech Link

3. Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange
11/02/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: considered the proposal for the Hinckley national rail freight interchange in South Leicestershire.It - Speech Link
2: because he has yet to make his maiden speech. The rail freight interchange will have as much of an impact - Speech Link
3: environmental benefit in getting freight off roads and on to rail, and should a study be done to try to demonstrate - Speech Link
4: freight off our principal road arteries and on to rail, but the concern about this specific proposal is - Speech Link
5: me for my constituency, however, is that if the rail freight hub went ahead, there would be more congestion - Speech Link
6: Member for Bosworth (Dr Evans), while the proposed rail hub would be only a few miles north. To give hon - Speech Link

4. Railway Connectivity: East to West Midlands
19/06/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: about the pressing need to invest properly in our rail network. I am glad that several hon. Members from - Speech Link
2: latest statistics show that £70 per head is spent on rail infrastructure in the east midlands and more than - Speech Link
3: securing the debate. HS2 is often seen as a north-south rail project, but does he agree that reducing the journey - Speech Link
4: benefits to the region—the debate is about east-west rail links—for my constituents, the east-west connection - Speech Link

5. Rail Infrastructure Investment
17/01/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: considered the Fourth Report of the Transport Committee, Rail infrastructure investment, HC 582, and the Government - Speech Link
2: considered the Fourth Report of the Transport Committee, Rail infrastructure investment, HC 582, and the Government - Speech Link

6. Colne to Skipton Railway Link
29/10/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: interesting that the Government have sent the heavy rail Minister to respond to the debate. I hope he will - Speech Link
2: is what we should subsidise. We should subsidise rail investment and the railways if we want to lift people - Speech Link
3: schemes that the Government are considering for rail line reinstatement. The campaign has more than 500 - Speech Link
4: manufacturing hub, why do we not have a freight rail link in? Why are we not investing in this line and - Speech Link

7. Oral Answers to Questions
30/01/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: infrastructure and lacklustre investment that cripple our rail network. Northerners are frequently promised investment - Speech Link
2: £48 billion on rail over the next five years, not including Northern Powerhouse Rail. We are spending - Speech Link
3: that level of ambition is needed to modernise the rail network? If the Government match that ambition, - Speech Link
4: Gentleman will join us in welcoming the Williams rail review which, among other things, will do so much - Speech Link
5: Burscough curves line would not only give Southport rail users greater access to the network, but contribute - Speech Link

8. Southern Heathrow Rail Link
22/07/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: benefits of a southern Heathrow rail link. My belief is that a southern rail link fits exactly with the spirit - Speech Link
2: Council put forward a proposed route for southern rail access to Heathrow from London and Surrey, including - Speech Link
3: speech about an incredibly important topic. A direct rail link from Guildford to Heathrow would make a massive - Speech Link
4: Europe.With such a blindingly obvious need for rail access to Heathrow from the south, there have been - Speech Link

9. 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

10. Railways: Fares
29/10/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: plans to roll out the 26-30 railcard, while the rail review’s recommendations will support the delivery - Speech Link
2: in the Budget shortly but we are well aware that rail fares take a large part of people’s income. That - Speech Link
3: My Lords, the Government say that they have cheap rail tickets for young people and for old people. What - Speech Link
4: are looking at how we can make fares fairer. The Rail Delivery Group recently consulted on easier fares - Speech Link
5: sensible for Her Majesty’s Government to consider any rail increases based solely on CPI in the future? - Speech Link
6: but, to be sustainable, income and costs to the rail industry must change in parallel. We are seeing - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Rail
1. Railways: Emergency Recovery Measures Agreements
asked by: Marsha De Cordova
21/01/2021
... whether the rail Emergency Recovery Measures Agreements allow rail operators to seek dispensations or exemptions from Rail Vehicle Accessibility Regulations 2010 compliance.

2. Railways: Wales
asked by: Jessica Morden
27/01/2020
... whether (a) devolution of powers over rail infrastructure and (b) increased rail infrastructure funding for Wales will be considered in the Williams Rail Review.

3. Rail Delivery Group: Membership
asked by: Andy McDonald
21/06/2018
... how much (a) Network Rail and (b) Direct Rail Services have spent on Rail Delivery Group membership fees since October 2016.

4. Railways: Kettering
asked by: Philip Hollobone
18/01/2018
...If the Rail Minister will meet the Kettering Rail Users Group.

5. Railway Stations: Access
asked by: Gavin Newlands
24/01/2020
... are introduced to improve access to information on accessibility across the rail network; and if he will make a statement.

Latest Questions
11 Current APPG Officers
Jack Brereton Portrait
Jack Brereton
Vice Chair
Conservative - Stoke-on-Trent South
Joined: 2nd January 2019
Chris Loder Portrait
Chris Loder
Vice Chair
Conservative - West Dorset
Joined: 24th February 2020
Kim Johnson Portrait
Kim Johnson
Vice Chair
Labour - Liverpool, Riverside
Joined: 24th February 2020
Lord Bradshaw Portrait
Lord Bradshaw
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Lord Snape Portrait
Lord Snape
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Lord Berkeley Portrait
Lord Berkeley
Secretary
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 7th August 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Martin Vickers MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7212.

Email: martin.vickers.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Mr John Stevenson, T&I Communications Ltd. Tel: 07824 621 765

Email: railappg@gmail.com

Secretariat:

T & I Communications Ltd acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.ti-communications.co.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
14 Jan 2020
Source
T & I Communications Ltd
Description
Secretariat   From : 14/01/2020 To : 13/01/2021
Value
£1,501
Date
13 Jul 2016
Source
Freshwater UK
Description
Secretariat   From : 13/07/2016 To : 13/07/2017
Value
£10,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Rail APPG

Former APPG Officers
Kelvin Hopkins Portrait
Kelvin Hopkins
Vice Chair
Independent - Former Member for Luton North
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
John Grogan Portrait
John Grogan
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Keighley
Joined: 2nd January 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships