Greater Anglia Franchise

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 5 March 2015.

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Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns Conservative, Chelmsford 9:30, 5 March 2015

May I stress to my right hon. Friend that if there is no new rolling stock with the award of the franchise, there will be considerable disappointment among commuters and other users, and it will totally undermine all Network Rail’s improvements to the infrastructure? Current rolling stock on the commuter lines is so outdated that it has problems with acceleration and braking.