Northern: Rolling Stock

Department for Transport written question – answered on 6th March 2020.

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Photo of Stephanie Peacock Stephanie Peacock Labour, Barnsley East

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department plans to take to replace Pacer trains when Northern Rail is renationalised.

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

The ongoing rollout of new trains, which are enabling the retirement of Pacers, will continue.

Northern is introducing 101 new trains as part of a £500 million investment across its network. The programme of introduction started in the summer last year on a phased basis, with the remaining trains introduced by summer 2020.

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