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Midland Main Line

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 396, tabled on 28 May 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects to issue East Midlands Trains' Direct Award; and when he expects to make a decision on the rolling stock that will be used on the Midland Main Line once electrification works are completed.

Answered on

2 June 2015

We expect to announce the Direct Award in the summer. It will be for bidders for the next long-term East Midlands franchise to include proposals for the post-electrification rolling stock in their bids. The franchise competition will be run in 2016, with services to start in October 2017.

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