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South West Trains

EDM number 62 in 2007-08, proposed by Mike Hancock on 06/11/2007.
Categorised under the topic of Railways.

That this House believes that the decision by South West Trains to replace the Wessex Electric trains with 450s on the Portsmouth mainline route to Waterloo was a cynical move to increase profits at the expense of customer comfort; notes that Stagecoach has made little effort to remedy the situation and to accept that 450s are unacceptable on long journeys; believes that their attitude to passenger comfort, their aggressive policy on penalty fares and the increases in off-peak fares further show that there must be a long-term solution to the problems on Britain's railways that puts passengers first and not the profits of franchisees; and urges the Government to take action to bring the whole of the rail network back into public ownership.

This motion has been signed by a total of 12 MPs.

Mike Hancock06/11/2007Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratProposed
Graham Stringer07/11/2007Manchester, BlackleyLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn07/11/2007Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Rudi Vis08/11/2007Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSeconded
Sandra Gidley12/11/2007RomseyLiberal DemocratSeconded
Martin Caton14/11/2007GowerLabourSeconded
Janet Dean14/11/2007BurtonLabourSigned
Paul Flynn14/11/2007Newport WestLabourSigned
Ann Cryer19/11/2007KeighleyLabourSigned
John McDonnell11/12/2007Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Eric Illsley13/12/2007Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Robert Wareing18/12/2007Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned

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