Information held by the Department of the outcome of their decision on permitting EMT not to stop at Bedford & Luton

Neil Middleton made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Transport

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Dear Department for Transport,

In late 2017 a decision was made to permit East Midlands Trains to stop calling at Bedford and Luton in peak hours from May 2018. This was done in view of capacity reductions on EMT services consequent to the Thameslink timetable changes that were scheduled to come into force in May 2018.

I would like to see reports, presentations etc that analyse the actual success of this initiative - such as did it achieve its goals of freeing up capacity for travellers to/from London and Wellingborough & north thereof. The analysis could include
-- Comparison of actual vs predicted usage
-- Loading factors
-- Performance at Bedford station

I accept that absolute numbers may be deemed commercially sensitive. Presentations with the values redacted, showing only ratios or trends would be acceptable in these circumstances.

Yours faithfully,

Neil Middleton

Department for Transport

Dear Neil Middleton,

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request for information which
has been allocated reference number P0016763.

A response will be issued to you in due course.


Ivan Pocock
Department for Transport
FOI Advice Team
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Dear Mr Middleton


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Yours sincerely


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