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Calder Valley Line: Rolling Stock

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 217716, tabled on 8 December 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the pacer trains on the Calder Valley line will be replaced.

Answered on

15 December 2014

The Government is clear that Pacer units will be replaced in the new Northern franchise. The details of how this will be implemented are being considered as part of the specification for the future franchise, which will be published early in the New Year. We expect that the rolling stock used for the Pacer replacement will be a matter for bidders for the future Northern franchise to address in their bids.