Railways: North of England

(asked on 14th December 2023) - View Source

Question to the Department for Transport:

To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they are having with the operator to address the shortage of accommodation on railway services between the Thames Valley and the North, including by making some more of the rolling stock currently in store available.

Answered by
Lord Davies of Gower Portrait
Lord Davies of Gower
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
This question was answered on 20th December 2023

Officials meet regularly with train operators. Under the new National Rail Contract that commenced in October, additional carriages are due to be added to the CrossCountry train fleet in the next few years, as they become available in the rolling stock market. It is for operators to determine how best to match capacity to expected passenger demand on individual services making the most efficient use of the train fleet available to them.

Reticulating Splines