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|15 Sep 2017, 10:02 a.m.||Lord Rosser (Labour - Life peer)||Lord Rosser (Labour - Life peer)|
Question to the Department for Transport
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, apart from the new bi-modal trains, there is any passenger rolling stock on order for Great Western franchise which is not yet in service or fully in service.
Answer (Lord Callanan)
A separate order for the AT300 version of the Hitachi Intercity Express Train has been made by Great Western Railway (GWR) to replace HST trains on long-distance services between London and the South West of England. A further order of these trains has been made to cover fast services from London to Oxford and Newbury/Bedwyn. GWR has also ordered Bombardier Class 387 electric trains for electric services in the Thames Valley, the first of which are already in service between Maidenhead and Paddington, with the final ones planned to enter service when the route between London and Didcot Parkway is available for use by electric trains. Some of these trains will also operate local services between Reading and Newbury.