Thameslink Railway Line

Transport written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Kelvin Hopkins Kelvin Hopkins Labour, Luton North

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment he has made of the merits of the provision of more than one additional train maintenance depot for Thameslink stations. [R]

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

The Thameslink Programme will enable the operation of a high-frequency service through central London to destinations both north and south of London. In recognition of this, the train maintenance strategy is based on there being two new depots, one north of London and the other south of London. A two-depot strategy will provide the most efficient means of servicing the new Thameslink fleet.

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