To ask the Secretary of State for Transport
(1) if he will require new replacement 313 rolling stock for the current Great Northern route as a condition of the new Greater Thameslink franchise;
(2) what representations he has received on updating 313 rolling stock on the current Great Northern route including the Hertford Loop; and if he will make a statement.
The Department held a consultation exercise on the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) franchise in 2012 and published its response to the consultation on
The Invitation to Tender (ITT) for the TSGN franchise, published on
“improve the quality of rolling stock used by the Franchisee... in ways that address identified passenger priorities for improvement”.