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Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) locomotives, (b) multiple units, (c) freight wagons and (d) carriages are in use on the rail network, broken down by (i) train operating company and (ii) class. (102743)

Tables giving details of the number of locomotives, multiple units and carriages used by UK franchised passenger train operators, broken down by train operating company and class has been placed in the Library of the House. Vehicles operated by non-franchised operators such as Network Rail, open access and charter operators are not included. The Department does not hold information relating to the numbers of freight vehicles used on the network.

This information is based on latest available data but minor variations in the figures can be expected due to ongoing activities such as short-term vehicle hiring, introduction of new fleets and withdrawal of older vehicles.