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First TransPennine Express: Standards

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 27 October 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what plans he has to improve the TransPennine peak time train service between Manchester and (a) Sheffield, (b) Stockport, (c) Stalybridge, (d) West Yorkshire, (e) Salford, (f) Bolton and (g) Warrington. (295581)

[holding answer 26 October 2009]: The Government's plans for further electrification of the network will lead to the introduction of additional electric trains. This will in turn allow the redeployment of existing diesel trains to provide additional capacity on TransPennine services and it is anticipated that this will occur by 2014.