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Rolling Stock: Construction

Volume 504: debated on Wednesday 27 January 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when he expects to announce the location of the facility to assemble the super express Agility train; what locations are under consideration; and how many such trains he expects to comprise the super express fleet. (313255)

The location of the manufacturing facility is a matter for Hitachi. The company has a number of locations under consideration, and I understand that it will make an announcement shortly. The super express fleet will comprise up to 1,400 rail vehicles.