Great Western Railway: Trains

Department for Transport written question – answered on 9th September 2019.

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Photo of Lord Bradshaw Lord Bradshaw Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the contracted level of reliability in regard to failures in the service specified in the contract between the Department for Transport and Hitachi for provision of CL800 Inter City Express trains for the Great Western Railway.

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

The contract for the provision of Class 800 Inter-City Express trains for the Great Western Railway between the Secretary of State for Transport and Agility Trains West includes an availability-based performance regime where deductions from payments are made if trains are not made available for passenger service. As such, while the agreement between the Secretary of State and Agility Trains West does not include a contracted level of reliability it states a number of circumstances, including failures of trains in service, where payment deductions apply.

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