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Rolling Stock: Age

Transport written question – answered on 29th October 2007.

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Photo of David Clelland David Clelland Labour, Tyne Bridge

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average age is of rolling stock fleet allocated to (a) each of the current rail franchises and (b) the Tyne and Wear Metro; and what the expected average age is of such rolling stock by 2013 in each case.

Photo of Tom Harris Tom Harris Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Details of the current average age of the UK rolling stock fleet by sector are published by the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) in 'National Rail Trends' and available on the ORR website ( Equivalent figures for 2013 are not available although the Department intends shortly to publish a rolling stock plan. Information about the Tyne and Wear Metro is a matter for Nexus.

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