Cross Country Trains: Rolling Stock

Department for Transport written question – answered on 5th November 2018.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Fisheries, Flooding and Water)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with representatives of CrossCountry trains on the replacement of rolling stock after the first batch of Voyager trains comes off lease next year.

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)

The Department has cancelled the Cross Country franchise competition in light of the Rail Review. It is now considering options for the next franchise once the current contract ends in October 2019, so passengers continue to get the services they need. The chosen option will address the need for suitable rolling stock.

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