High Speed 2 Railway Line: Rolling Stock

Department for Transport written question – answered on 8th September 2017.

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Photo of Alan Brown Alan Brown Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Infrastructure and Energy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the length of procurement period for classic-compatible trains required for operation on the HS2 network.

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

The procurement of the rolling stock for Phase 1 commenced in April of this year, with contract award planned to be in December 2019. Trains are anticipated to be delivered from Spring 2024 for testing of the HS2 infrastructure, with passenger services expected to commence in late 2026.

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