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Rolling Stock

Volume 497: debated on Wednesday 14 October 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many of the additional rail carriages announced in the 2007 Rail White Paper have been ordered; and what the timetable is for the ordering of the remainder. (290299)

543 new vehicles have been ordered to date.

Following the Government's electrification announcement on 23 July the requirements for rolling stock have been radically altered. We will be publishing an updated Rolling Stock Plan setting out a revised strategy in the autumn.