Railways: North of England

Department for Transport written question – answered on 12th January 2016.

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Photo of Catherine McKinnell Catherine McKinnell Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne North

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Written Statement on 9 December 2015, HCWS369, whether the new franchisees referred to will be required to replace all Pacer trains on both the TransPennine Express and Northern franchises; and by what year all Pacer trains will be replaced on both franchises.

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

As we have made clear both publicly and in the House (UINs 5008 and 19363) all Pacer trains in service on the Northern Franchise will be withdrawn by the end of 2019.

There are no Pacers in service with the TransPennine Franchise.

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