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Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 16 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether he expects the electric multiple unit trains cascaded from Thameslink stock for services in the North West to be in service by March 2014. (322449)

The cascade of existing trains operating Thameslink services is made possible by the procurement of new vehicles through the Thameslink Programme. The commercial negotiations on the procurement of the new vehicles are ongoing and until these are finalised, it will not be possible to confirm the timing of the resulting cascades.