Thameslink: Rolling Stock

Transport written question – answered on 24th November 2009.

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Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 12 November 2009, Official Report, column 639W, on Thameslink: Rolling Stock, when he expects to (a) announce the preferred bidder and (b) place the final order for the Thameslink rolling stock programme.

Photo of Chris Mole Chris Mole Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport

The identification of a preferred bidder prior to final award will depend on the progress of the evaluation and negotiations with the remaining bidders. As set in out in my answer of 12 November 2009, Hansard, column 639W, the Department for Transport is currently planning to award the order around autumn 2010.

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