Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

Transport written question – answered on 12th September 2011.

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Photo of Margaret Beckett Margaret Beckett Chair, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of the existing (a) managerial and supervisory and (b) technical train maintenance staff employed by First Capital Connect he expects to be transferred to Siemens under the Thameslink Rolling Stock Project.

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

Assuming a successful conclusions of contractual negotiations, it will be responsibility of the Thameslink train operator and Siemens to ensure that there are sufficient staff to enable the new and existing trains to be maintained and operated safely at all times.

Siemens will be required to co-operate with the Thameslink train operator during the period of new train introduction to achieve a managed transition of maintenance responsibility during this period.

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