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Transport written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Paul Rowen Paul Rowen Shadow Work and Pensions Minister

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport for how many additional carriages for (a) the Northern Trains fleet and (b) the total fleet contracts have been let under his Department's franchises since April 2009.

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

The number of additional carriages contracted for Northern Rail since 1 April 2009 are 18. The Department for Transport is currently in discussions with Northern Rail about providing further additional carriages. For other franchises let by the Department for Transport, the number of additional carriages contracted are 188 for National Express East Anglia; 41 for First Capital Connect; 30 for First Great Western; and eight for East Midlands Trains. In addition 28 additional vehicles for London Midland were contracted on 31 March 2009.

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