Northern Rail Franchise: Rolling Stock

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

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Photo of Andrew Percy Andrew Percy Conservative, Brigg and Goole

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's timescale is for permanently ceasing operation of Pacer trains on Northern Rail franchise routes.

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

Northern is planning to remove the first Pacer in August, and is working to remove all the Pacers by the end of the year.

Our absolute priority is ensuring passengers in the north benefit from new trains, more services and increased capacity as quickly as possible.

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