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Railways

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many locomotives in use on the rail network are older than 10 years old. (146290)

The following table gives details of the locomotives used by UK franchised passenger train operators, broken down by train operating company and class. Not included are vehicles operated by Scotrail (for which Transport Scotland is responsible) and non-franchised operators such as Network Rail, open access and charter operators. Information on the number of freight vehicles used on the network is not held by the Department.

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

The locomotives shown in Table 1 were all manufactured more than 10 years ago but most have been substantially modified or re-engined since that time.

Table 1: Locomotives

Train operating company

Class

More than 10 years old?

Number of vehicles

First Great Western

43

Yes

117

First Great Western

57

Yes

4

Gatwick Express

73

Yes

1

GNER

91

Yes

31

GNER

43

Yes

32

One

90

Yes

15

One

86

Yes

3

Midland Mainline

43

Yes

31

Virgin West Coast

57

Yes

16