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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 what the existing capacity on the Greater Anglia rail franchise is; and what estimate she has made of the capacity that Abellio will provide under the newly-awarded franchise.

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

The current operator of the Greater Anglia franchise had planned to deploy 236 (out of a fleet size of 260) four-car electric multiple units (EMUs) in daily service with effect from the December 2011 timetable change. Abellio plans to deliver the same service with 232 (out of a fleet size of 251) units.

However, the small number of trains that will be reduced in length as a result, are trains on which crowding is unlikely to occur in the foreseeable future.

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