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London North Eastern Railway

Department for Transport written question – answered on 15th November 2018.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October 2018 to Question 178321 on Railway signals, what assessment he has made of the merits of the ongoing use of the Intercity Express Programme Class 800/801 on the Great Western route following the Office for Rail and Road’s decision not to authorise the use of the same trains on the London and North Eastern Railway.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

On Oct 2017, the Intercity Express Trains (Class 800) were approved by the Office for Rail & Road (ORR) for passenger service on the Great Western Route. It is for the ORR, as the safety regulator for Britain’s railways and GWR as the train operator and holder of the safety case, to ensure the on-going safe operation of services on the Great Western franchise.

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