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Railways: Scotland

Question for HM Treasury

UIN HL4946, tabled on 12 January 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government at what date they expect the new rolling stock for the Caledonian Sleeper operated under franchise by Serco Group to be brought into service.

Answered on

26 January 2016

Responsibility for the Caledonian Sleeper service is devolved to the Scottish Government.

At Autumn Statement 2011 the government committed to invest £50m in the Caledonian Sleeper service, conditional on co-funding from the Scottish Government, to support this valuable cross-border service. This funding was transferred as part of the 2012 Supplementary Estimates round.

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