Written statement to Parliament

Ministerial correction to closing speech on Thameslink upgrades across the south east

Correction to closing speech of the end of day debate: Thameslink upgrades across the south east, official report, 18 April 2018.

Jo  Johnson MP

I wish to inform the House that an error has been identified in the closing speech of the End of Day Debate: Thameslink upgrades across the South East, Official Report, 18 April 2018, Vol. 639. The correct information should have been:

As part of this upgrade, a fourth track and other improvements are being built north of Bedford, which will provide space for an additional train path from December 2020. Unfortunately, until these works take place, some difficult decisions have to be taken. East Midlands Trains’ fast peak-time services will not call at Bedford or Luton from May 2018 to December 2020.

Published 27 April 2018