Rolling Stock: Modernisation

Department for Transport written question – answered on 1st October 2019.

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Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan Conservative, Chichester

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to encourage the modernisation of train carriages.

Photo of Paul Maynard Paul Maynard Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The department sets out its requirements for passenger satisfaction in each franchise agreement. The passengers’ traveling environment contributes to passengers’ satisfaction scores.

As part of the franchise competition process bidders are asked to submit proposals for initiatives to enhance rolling stock to deliver consistently high standards for passengers. This may be through refurbishment of existing rolling stock or the procurement of new trains.

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