Railways

Transport written question – answered on 30th March 2006.

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Photo of Siân James Siân James Labour, Swansea East

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which train operating companies lease trains from (a) Angel Trains Ltd. and (b) HSBC Rail UK Ltd.; and what the costs of such leasing were in 2004–05.

Photo of Derek Twigg Derek Twigg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The information is as follows.

(a) The following franchised train operators lease rolling stock from Angel Trains Ltd.:

C2C

Central Trains

Chiltern Railways

First Great Western

First Great Western Link

GNER

London North Eastern Railways ('one')

Merseyrail

Midland Mainline

Northern Rail Ltd.

Scotrail

Silverlink

South Eastern Trains

South West Trains

TransPennine Express

Virgin West Coast

Wales & Borders

Wessex Trains

West Anglia & Great Northern

(b) The following franchisee! train operators lease rolling stock from HSBC Rail UK Ltd.:

Chiltern Railways

First Great Western

GNER

Island Line

London North Eastern Railways ('one')

Midland Mainline

New Southern Railway Ltd.

Scotrail

Silverlink

South Eastern Trains

TransPennine Express

West Anglia & Great Northern

Each year the rail industry pays over £1 billion to the Rolling Stock Operating Companies (ROSCOs) to lease stock (eg engines and carriages).

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