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star this property date less than 2016-03-24more like thismore than 2016-03-24
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Rolling Stock: North West remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what provisions his Department has put in place to improve rolling stock as part of the rail franchise package for the North West. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hazel Grove more like this
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William Wragg more like this
star this property uin 32510 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-12more like thismore than 2016-04-12
star this property answer text <p>The new Northern and TransPennine Express franchises commenced on the 1<sup>st</sup> April. By the end of 2019, they will have introduced significant improvements in Rolling Stock.</p><p> </p><p>The Northern franchise will deliver:-</p><ul><li>281 new carriages including 55 new Diesel and 43 new Electric trains – the first ever new trains specified for the Northern franchise</li><li>Additional diesel units cascaded from other franchises – refurbished to ‘as new’ standard</li><li>Removal of all Pacer trains by October 2019</li><li>All retained trains will be refurbished as new including Wi-Fi, media servers, passenger information systems, CCTV and accessible toilets with baby-change facilities</li></ul><p> </p><p>This means that 30% of this expanded fleet will be new and will operate 2000 more services per week –a 12% increase. The additional trains will provide a 37% increase in morning peak capacity into the North’s 5 major cities by December 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The TransPennine franchise will deliver:-</p><ul><li>220 new carriages</li><li>All existing trains will be refurbished as new including Wi-Fi, additional power sockets, and real-time passenger information systems</li></ul><p> </p><p>This means that 70% of fleet is new, the fleet size increases by two-thirds, provides 13million more seats, an 80% increase in morning peak seats by the end of 2019.</p><p><br>These delivery plans as bid by the two operators during the Invitation to Tender process have been contracted within the franchise agreements.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2016-04-12T15:13:59.393Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-12T15:13:59.393Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr William Wragg more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Rolling Stock: North West remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department had with Northern Rail on the use of the Class 37 rolling stock on the Carlisle-Barrow-Lancaster rail line. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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Cat Smith more like this
star this property uin 8127 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-11more like thismore than 2015-09-11
star this property answer text <p>The Department worked with both Northern and Transpennine Express (TPE) to develop a scheme to provide additional capacity in North-west England, which includes the use of the locomotives – and coaches – on the Cumbrian Coast line. The rolling stock provider, DRS, has chosen to use Class 37 locomotives. These trains provide additional capacity on this popular route and a new early morning service from Carlisle to Sellafield and Barrow-in-Furness. The project has enabled capacity to be increased on many TPE train services between Blackpool and Manchester.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2015-09-11T09:02:54.44Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-11T09:02:54.44Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this