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South West Trains: Rolling Stock

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 29 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has made to South West Trains on (a) the condition of existing rolling stock and (b) future requirements for rolling stock. (130528)

The Department is currently agreeing a service quality regime with Stagecoach South Western Trains. This will cover the condition of the existing rolling stock.

Stagecoach South Western's bid included proposals on their strategy to provide capacity to meet the franchise requirements as outlined by the Department for Transport. This includes an extra 10 vehicles to operate 10-car operation on peak time Windsor Line services.