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Railways: Peterborough

Volume 464: debated on Monday 8 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans she has to increase railway capacity on services between Peterborough and London in terms of the number of (a) new carriages and (b) capacity for more passengers; and when the new carriages will be rolled out. (154328)

A fleet of new trains is due to be introduced on the Peterborough to London route as part of the final stage of the Thameslink Programme in December 2015. In the meantime, the December 2008 timetable will see an extra 16 carriages on London to Peterborough and Cambridge routes. This will allow key peak services to provide an additional 1,779 and 2,490 seats in the morning and evening peaks respectively.