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Northern Trains: Waste Disposal

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 69630, tabled on 6 July 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the class 142s and class 144s being reintroduced on the Southport-Manchester/Alderley Edge routes will release human waste and effluent on the tracks.

Answered on

9 July 2020

The Class 142/144s are currently only intended for use as a contingency measure to add capacity for distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

There is no expectation that any of the Class 142 or Class 144 units will be fitted with controlled-emission toilets due to their impending replacement.

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