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Northern Rail Franchise: Rolling Stock

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 273778, tabled on 5 July 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's timescale is for permanently ceasing operation of Pacer trains on Northern Rail franchise routes.

Answered on

11 July 2019

Northern is planning to remove the first Pacer in August, and is working to remove all the Pacers by the end of the year.

Our absolute priority is ensuring passengers in the north benefit from new trains, more services and increased capacity as quickly as possible.