Rolling Stock: Procurement

Department for Transport written question – answered on 13th February 2019.

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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 14 January 2018 to Question 208286 on Rolling Stock: Procurement, what discussions his Department has had with (a) Transport Scotland, (b) Transport for Wales and (c) other devolved transport authorities to ensure a sensible cascade of rolling stock in the event of a delay to the delivery of new trains.

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

Operators work together to mitigate against delays in delivery of new trains to ensure that the impacts on passengers are minimised. The Department has discussions with other Franchising Authorities and devolved administrations to facilitate the contractual requirements of these mitigations, where necessary.

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