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Rolling Stock

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 2 April 2008, Official Report, columns 1034-35W, on rolling stock, what requests received from train operating companies for extra rolling stock have been rejected since 1 January 2005. (201308)

[holding answer 24 April 2008]: The Department for Transport has frequent discussions with train operators on a range of issues, including the possibility of providing extra rolling stock. However, no formal requests to approve leases for additional vehicles have been rejected.

As part of the HLOS process, the Department for Transport is in discussions with train operators about delivering 1,300 additional vehicles.