Railways: Air Conditioning

Transport written question – answered on 8th September 2014.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidance his Department gives to train operators on standards of air conditioning in their carriages.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Government issues no guidance with regard to air conditioning. All rolling stock is owned by the rolling stock companies (ROSCOs), and leased by the train operating companies (TOCs). If the ROSCO wish to modify their asset while on lease to a TOC then they are able to do so by agreement and will make that investment based on their own assessment of value for money.

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