Rolling Stock: North of England

Department for Transport written question – answered on 9th June 2015.

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Photo of Iain Wright Iain Wright Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's policy is on replacing pacer trains on rail services in the north of England.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

All Pacer vehicles on the Northern franchise will be withdrawn by 2020 due to incompatibility of the Pacer vehicles with the vision for economic growth and prosperity in the north as per announcement by the Secretary of State in February 2015.

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