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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 15th September 2016.

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Photo of Liz McInnes Liz McInnes Labour, Heywood and Middleton 12:00 am, 15th September 2016

Rail passengers in the north, including on the Calder Valley line, which serves my constituency, are frequently packed on to ageing trains, including Pacers. It is encouraging to see that Arriva Rail North has signed a deal to deliver hundreds of new carriages from October 2018, but what assurances can the Minister give my constituents that Eversholt’s financing of new rolling stock will not lead to delays, sharp fare increases or de-staffing?