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Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

Transport written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of Michael Dugher Michael Dugher Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has spent on consultants to evaluate the Thameslink Rolling Stock Project to date.

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

From May 2008, the Department has spent approximately £13.1 million (exc VAT) to date on specialist consultants and advisers to evaluate the Thameslink Rolling Stock project. This resource has included financial, procurement, technical, legal, planning and other specialist advice required to deliver the Thameslink Rolling Stock Project which is one of the largest rolling stock orders in the country.

Of this figure, £5.3 million has been spent since May 2010.

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