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Southern: Trains

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether she has made an estimate of the number of dual-voltage trains that would be needed to operate both the Watford to Brighton service and the Thameslink service. (198245)

109 dual-voltage trains will be required to operate the Thameslink service from March 2009. If the Watford-Brighton service were to be retained in its present form, and if the resources were to be set aside for that service, the requirement would be eight trains.