Railways: North of England

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, whether Pacer trains will continue in service on the northern rail network after December 2019.

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

I am pleased to say that Northern will oversee the complete removal of the outdated and unpopular Pacers by the end of 2019. All the rolling stock used by Northern will either be new or fully refurbished to an ‘as new’ condition.

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