West Coast Partnership Rail Franchise: Rolling Stock

Department for Transport written question – answered on 7th October 2019.

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Photo of Lisa Nandy Lisa Nandy Labour, Wigan

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what specification has been provided for the (a) new and (b) renovated fleet on the First Trenitalia West Coast Franchise.

Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Secretary of State specified that rolling stock on the West Coast Partnership suits its leisure, business and commuting passengers. This will be realised through the introduction of 23 brand new trains on the network, including 13 new bi-modes and 10 new electric multiple units. Voyager class trains will be refreshed by September 2020 and there will be a £117m investment to renovate the Pendolino fleet.

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