Midland Main Railway Line

Department for Transport written question – answered on 11th July 2019.

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Photo of Lord Bradshaw Lord Bradshaw Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of inter-city trains on the Midland Main Line are more than 30 years old; and what is the cost of converting those trains to full electric operation.

Photo of Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

There are 12 intercity trains operating on the Midland Main Line that are more than 30 years old. These trains will be phased out during the next franchise.

Abellio will oversee the introduction of brand-new trains capable of operating under electric or diesel power, entirely replacing the existing intercity fleet by December 2022, and introducing a modern electric express fleet between Corby and London by December 2020.

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