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Railway Investment

Volume 205: debated on Friday 6 March 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what British Rail investment plans for new trains and rolling stock Her Majesty's Government (a) have authorised and which are awaiting completion and (b) are currently considering; and if he will make statement.

British Rail projects for new train and rolling stock builds, authorised by the Government and yet to be fully completed, are as follows:

ClassNumber authorised
Diesel multiple unit vehicles:
158 (tranches 2 and 3)200
Electric multiple unit vehicles:
Diesel locomotives:
Electric locomotives:
High speed train sets:
Channel Tunnel Services21
Loco-haul coaches:
Mark IV for ECML31
CT Night Services2139
1 188 have not yet been ordered by British Rail.
2 This is total order—BR's share is likely to be some 85 coaches.
The only investment scheme currently under consideration by the Department is for 550 car-carrying wagons for Channel tunnel freight services.