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Railways: Rolling Stock

Volume 715: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the minimum standards for rolling stock used by railway franchises; and whether different standards apply to significantly used tourist routes such as the Gatwick Express. [HL869]

There are no minimum standards for rolling stock used by railway franchises. It is up to the train operating companies to decide what rolling stock they are going to lease and the standard to which they are going to refurbish them.