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Great Western Trains

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many extra carriages First Great Western will receive out of the recently announced national total of 1,300; and what change there has been in the number of carriages on the First Great Western franchise since 1997. (155787)

It is too early to provide details on the nature and deployment on the balance of the new rolling stock. The bulk of this will be agreed with the rail industry following publication in November of the industry proposals to deliver the high level output specification. The Department for Transport will publish a rolling stock plan in January 2008.

Details on the number of carriages operated by individual franchises in the past are not held by the Department.