Bombardier removing trailer vehicles at Old Oak Common

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 19th December 2019.

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Photo of Caroline Pidgeon Caroline Pidgeon Liberal Democrat

It has been reported in the media that the manufacturer Bombardier is removing two trailer vehicles from selected electric multiple units (EMUs) at Old Oak Common, before the EMU are transferred to Ilford. It is further reported that the trailers are being moved by road to Worksop for storage at Harry Needle Railroad Company’s facillity. How much has it cost to date to a) shorten the trains and b) store the spare trailer vehicles?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

All costs for converting nine-carriage Class 345 Elizabeth line trains to seven carriages have been covered by Bombardier and not Transport for London.

The cost for transportation and storage of carriages and trains has also been met by Bombardier.