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Transport written question – answered on 24th November 2011.

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Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport

(1) when she expects private finance arrangements for (a) the Intercity Express Programme and (b) Thameslink rolling stock to be completed;

(2) when she expects to sign the Intercity Express Programme rolling stock contract.

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

Both the Intercity Express Programme and Thameslink rolling stock contracts are targeted to reach financial close in the new year. Private financing of the deals will continue to be arranged up until the contracts are signed.

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