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Railways: North of England

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 207866, tabled on 2 September 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with rolling stock companies on the replacement or refurbishment of Pacer units as part of the Northern/TPE franchise consultation.

Answered on

5 September 2014

We expect to require bidders for the Northern and TPE franchises to put forward options for replacing Pacer units, which for many are a source of dissatisfaction with rail services in the North. The Secretary of State for Transport has not had any discussions with rolling stock companies regarding this as it is a matter for train operators.

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