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Rolling Stock: Procurement

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 213212, tabled on 4 November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to ensure that the fleet of trains his Department has procured through the Intercity Express Programme for service on the (a) Great Western and (b) East Coast Main Lines are fitted with the full catering provision of galley kitchen, restaurant service, at-seat first class service with meals cooked on board, re-generated meals served at-seat, buffet and trolley service.

Answered on

10 November 2014

The train operators have been fully engaged in the design of the Intercity Express Programme trains and will chose the catering solutions that they feel best suits their customer needs.