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Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of the number of new trains will be (a) hybrid, (b) diesel and (c) electric models. (257957)

Assuming no further electrification of the rail network, the mix of train types is approximately one third electric, one third self-power (diesel) and one third bi-mode (electric and diesel capability). That ratio will be subject to change depending on future decisions about further electrification.