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First TransPennine Express

Department for Transport written question – answered on 21st June 2018.

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Photo of Baroness Randerson Baroness Randerson Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Transport)

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have agreed to the use on some routes operated by TransPennine Express of trains which are not able to accommodate wheelchairs; and what assessment they have made of whether those trains are compliant with disability rights legislation.

Photo of Baroness Sugg Baroness Sugg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Rail North Partnership team (which manages the franchise on behalf of the Department and Transport for the North) have been advised by TransPennine Express that they do not intend to operate Mk3 coaches in passenger carrying service.

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