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Mr. Cox: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many people were (a) killed and (b) injured in road traffic accidents in the London borough of Wandsworth in the last three years. 
|Accident Year||Number killed||Number injured|
Mr. Byers: The capital expenditure in the Underground is set out in London Transport's annual report documents, which incorporate their audited annual accounts. London Transport's annual report for 200001 will be published shortly.
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (1) for each of the last three years what key performance indicators, subdivided by infracos, were used for safety critical maintenance and renewal work on LUL infrastructure; and to what extent London Underground and each infraco have complied with these key performance indicators; 
Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what his estimate is of the annual rate of repayment to private financiers of the PPP he has proposed for each of the London Underground projects. 
Mr. Jamieson: The Government's plans for the London Underground will deliver £13 billion of investment over the first 15 years, giving London the 21st century underground that it deserves. London Underground is currently negotiating the contracts to deliver this investment. To estimate what the annual rate of repayment might be at this stage of negotiations would undermine London Underground's commercial position and jeopardise its ability to deliver best value.
Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what has been the cost to date of consultants' evaluation of the PPP plans for the London Underground undertaken by his Department. 
Mr. Jamieson: London Underground employs external consultants to support the development of the PPP and associated restructuring. Some advisers provide joint advice to London Underground and to my Department. My Department has not employed any consultants to evaluate the PPP plans.
Mr. Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what is the proposed timetable for the refurbishment and replacement of trains running on the District line of London Underground. 
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Mr. Jamieson: The Government's plans for the London underground will deliver £13 billion of investment over the first 15 years, giving London the publicly-run, privately-built underground that it deserves. The contracts to deliver this investment remain under negotiation and so precise investment plans are still subject to change. I understand from London Underground that its current plans would see an interim refurbishment of District line trains by 2005. There would then be a full refurbishment or replacement of trains by 2016 at the latest, as part of an upgrade of the line.
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many (a) escalators and (b) escalator faults in London Underground stations there were in each year since 199495 broken down by line. 
Mr. Jamieson [holding answer 19 July 2001]: This is an operational matter for London Underground, which inform me that, in the time available, they are not able to provide an accurate breakdown of the number of escalators by line over the last seven years. However, they are preparing this information and I will write to the hon. Gentleman with it as soon as it is ready, placing a copy of my letter in the Libraries of both Houses.
London Underground also inform me that they track faults on escalators, but do not hold ready collated statistics showing long term trends in fault rates. This is because they regard this as a poor guide to the level of customer service provided, as many faults are minor and are corrected without affecting services. However, they do track escalator performance through keeping records of the percentage of machines available for service. These figures give a good indication of service levels because they include the effects of planned works (overhauls and renewals) as well as faults. The following table shows the average percentage of escalator availability by line for the last five years. The figures for 199495 and 199596 are not immediately available, but I hope to be able to include them in my letter to the hon. Gentleman.
|Met & Circle||96.2||98.7||93.6||94.3||86.1|
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Escalator availability across the network fell in the last two years because of the cracks that appeared in the top-shafts and steps of three types of escalator at various stages in 1999 and 2000. Of the 52 escalators affected by these faults, 51 have now been repaired and are back in service. The last oneat Old Street stationhas now been incorporated into the planned refurbishment programme. The completion of these works has had a notable impact on recent escalator performancewith performance comfortably above 93 per cent. since the beginning of 2001.
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what was the average number of train drivers working on London Underground each week day broken down by line in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Jamieson [holding answer 19 July 2001]: This is an operational matter for London Underground, which have provided the following information on the total number of train operators required to work on any weekday for the current working timetable on each line.
|Line||Total number of train operators required each week day|
|Central and Waterloo and City||230|
|Circle and Hammersmith and City||134|
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will make a statement on the mean distance between train failures on the London Underground in each year since 199495 broken down by line. 
|Circle & Hammersmith||3,615||3,247||2,804||2,462||4,062||3,877||3,311|
(10) 951TS has replaced 59TS and 72MK1TS in the Northern line
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