South West Railway Line: Rolling Stock

Department for Transport written question – answered on 5th April 2017.

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Photo of Sarah Olney Sarah Olney Liberal Democrat, Richmond Park

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what improvements are planned to rolling stock on routes serving Richmond Park constituency after First MTR South Western Trains Limited begin operating the South Western rail franchise in August 2017.

Photo of Paul Maynard Paul Maynard Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

By December 2020 First MTR South Western Trains Limited expect to introduce 750 new carriages for use on routes to Reading, Windsor & Eton Riverside, Shepperton, Woking, and Guildford. These modern trains will provide an improved journey experience with fast reliable Wi-Fi, enhanced Passenger Information Systems, air conditioning, power sockets, and toilets.

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