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Northern Rail: Rolling Stock

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many of the additional trains announced in November 2008 are to be allocated to the Northern franchise. (244364)

The vehicles announced in November 2008 are included in the 1,300 additional vehicles announced in the rolling stock plan, published by the Department for Transport on January 2008 and updated in July 2008. The final numbers of additional vehicles will be decided in commercial negotiations with the train operator. Any change from the previously published numbers will be announced when a commercial agreement is concluded.