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Southern: Rolling Stock

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress is being made in securing the early release by Southern of the class 319 trains for use on the Thameslink service; and if he will make a statement. (125994)

The Department for Transport is continuing to work with First Capital Connect and other industry partners to try to find a solution which would enable Southern to release the remaining 12 of its dual-voltage Class 319 units in advance of the end of its franchise in December 2009.