High Speed Trains

Department for Transport written question – answered on 16th November 2017.

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Photo of Alex Norris Alex Norris Labour/Co-operative, Nottingham North

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to prepare for the two-year gap between current high speed trains becoming non-compliant in 2020 and new bi-mode trains being available in 2022.

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

Any trains in passenger service after 31 December 2019 must comply with modern accessibility standards. The Department is closely monitoring the progress that industry and operators are making to ensure that the rights of passengers are protected by upgrading and renewing older rolling stock which will continue in service or replacing non-compliant trains by the end of 2019.

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