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Pendolino Trains

Volume 456: debated on Tuesday 6 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what he plans the maximum permitted length of Virgin Pendolino trains to be. (118969)

The practical limit on the present west coast main line for the length of Pendolino trains is 11 cars, or 253 metres. Longer trains would require significant work at a number of stations along the route.