Midland Main Railway Line: Rolling Stock

Department for Transport written question – answered on 12th September 2017.

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Photo of Andy McDonald Andy McDonald Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the rolling stock which will be in operation on the Midland Mainline between 2020 and 2022 when the high speed trains are out of service and the new bi-mode trains will not yet be available.

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

Any rolling stock in operation between 2020 and 2022 will need to comply with the appropriate Accessibility Regulations. The public consultation for this franchise is ongoing and the response will inform the specification of the rolling stock. Future rolling stock strategy will be the responsibility of the successful bidder for the East Midlands franchise competition.

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