[Ann Winterton in the Chair] — West Coast Route Modernisation

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:31 pm on 25th May 2006.

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Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling Shadow Secretary of State for Transport 3:31 pm, 25th May 2006

The Minister knows that virtually all our rail network cannot take double-decker trains because of gauge constraints. Network Rail is implementing a major modernisation programme on one of our routes, which the Government are funding. If double-decker trains are being considered, the construction work taking place as we speak should surely make provision for such trains—if they are what the Government want. Is that provision being made?