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Rolling Stock: Procurement

Volume 485: debated on Monday 15 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many additional railway carriages he expects to be provided on (a) First Trans-Pennine Services and (b) Northern Rail as a result of his Department's high level output specification initiative. (242369)

The Department for Transport Rolling Stock Plan, published 30 January 2008, provides an indicative figure for both franchises of 42 additional vehicles for First TransPennine Services and 182 additional vehicles for Northern Rail.