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Victoria Overground Station

December 4, 2007

Question written on 04/12/2007

Oral Question
Victoria overground station? [ Interruption ] ?is also likely to be subject to major overhaul in the years ahead. Will the Minister personally ensure that the essential maintenance programme is properly phased, because presumably a lot of London Bridge traffic? [Interruption] ? will otherwise have to go to Victoria and Charing Cross? 

Answered by Tom Harris

I can assure the hon. Gentleman that in planning the works Network Rail will make great efforts to avoid the inconvenience that he mentions. I cannot undertake that I will ensure personally that that happens; Ministers are not best placed to make such provision. However, he is right to say that lines to Victoria will be subject to some inconvenience and disruption during the Thameslink construction, and it is up to Network Rail to minimise that wherever possible.