[holding answer 14 July 2008]: Illustrative train service enhancement options were developed by the Department for Transport to demonstrate that the HLOS capacity requirements can be delivered. This analysis was published on the Department’s website in July 2007 to accompany the Rail White Paper. It can be accessed at:
Exact detail of estimated deployment of rolling stock numbers is not given for commercial reasons.
[holding answer 14 July 2008]: The 1,300 extra carriages are estimated to be sufficient to carry the forecast growth of an extra 80,700 morning peak passengers in London and English urban areas between 2009 and 2014. They will also meet the majority of the peak growth on the long distance routes.
[holding answer 14 July 2008]: Of the 1,300 carriages, 106 are estimated to be Pendolinos for the West Coast Main Line. The extent to which the Thameslink carriages overlap with the 1,300 cannot yet be accurately estimated since it depends on a number of factors including the outcome of the High Level Output Specification agreed with the Train Operating Companies.