Topical Questions

Part of Transport – in the House of Commons am ar 8 Chwefror 2024.

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Photo of Huw Merriman Huw Merriman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The decision to extend the Avanti contract was taken because its performance had improved dramatically. At that time, its self-induced cancellation rates were at 1.5%, down from 13%. Avanti is in the process of hiring 70 drivers per year. I have spoken to Avanti about matters that have been raised in the Chamber today, and about its recent service. We know that it needs to do better, and we are holding it to account to ensure that it does so.