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Railways: Diesel Vehicles

Volume 713: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 5 October (WA 477–8), whether there will be sufficient diesel trains to serve those lines which will not be electrified by 2025; and how many trains will be required for that purpose. [HL5927]

There will be sufficient trains to serve those lines which will not be electrified by 2025. As announced in the rail electrification document of July 2009 there will now be less need for diesel trains and a greater requirement for electric trains. It was also announced that the Government would publish a new rolling stock plan taking account of the changed circumstances and setting out a revised strategy in the autumn.