Transport written question – answered on 28th October 2010.

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Photo of Gavin Shuker Gavin Shuker Labour, Luton South

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport

(1) by what date he expects 24 trains an hour to be running on the Thameslink route between Kings Cross and Blackfriars;

(2) to which phases of the Thameslink programme his Department has not committed funding;

(3) by what date he expects the Thameslink infrastructure and rolling stock programme to have been completed;

(4) by what date he expects delivery of the last unit of 12-carriage Thameslink rolling stock to have been completed;

(5) what capital expenditure he plans to allocate to new Thameslink rolling stock from its proposed budgets under the 2010 Spending Review.

Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers The Minister of State, Department for Transport

As set out in the spending review on 20 October, the Government are still finalising their position regarding a number of rail projects, including Thameslink. An announcement is expected to be made shortly.

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