To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what rolling stock is earmarked to replace pacer units on Northern Rail lines.
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.