HC Deb 11 May 1988 vol 133 c165W
Mr. Warren

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assurances he has received from British Rail as to whether the planned fleet of high speed passenger trains operating through the Channel tunnel will be able to use existing British Rail lines; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. David Mitchell

It is an essential in the specification for these trains that they must be able to operate satisfactorily on existing electrified British Rail lines.