Caledonian Sleeper Rail Franchise

Department for Transport written question – answered on 8th January 2019.

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Photo of Lord Steel of Aikwood Lord Steel of Aikwood Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Scotland about when the Caledonian Sleeper train carriages were originally expected to be in service; and when they are now expected to be so.

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

Under the devolved arrangements relating to the railways in Scotland, the Caledonian Sleeper service is solely the responsibility of the Scottish Government and operates under a franchise procured by Scottish Ministers. It has therefore not been the subject of substantive discussions between the Scottish and UK Governments in recent years.

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