Trains: Repairs and Maintenance

Department for Transport written question – answered on 7th March 2018.

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Photo of Tonia Antoniazzi Tonia Antoniazzi Labour, Gower

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of breakdowns which have affected bi-mode trains since their introduction in October 2017.

Photo of Jo Johnson Jo Johnson Minister of State (Department for Education) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Minister of State (Department for Transport), Minister of State (London)

As we said in a previous answer of 20 February 2018, UIN 126979, there is no accepted rail industry definition of ‘broken down’, and train-related incidents may be for a variety of reasons and durations together with a variety of journey implications. We are therefore unable to state how many ‘breakdowns’ have affected bi-mode trains since their introduction.

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