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Rolling Stock

Volume 478: debated on Thursday 26 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the 1,300 extra carriages referred to in the High Level Output Statement include the carriages for the London Midland line announced prior to July 2007. (212949)

The 217 new carriages ordered by London Midland and announced in June 2007 as part of the West Midlands Franchise Awards Process, are part of the 1,300 extra carriages promised in the High Level Output Specification. The new carriages will allow existing carriages to be cascaded, delivering extra capacity as set out in the Rolling Stock Plan.