HC Deb 05 July 1993 vol 228 c5W
Mr. Richards

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what measures British Rail will be introducing to improve the locking mechanisms on InterCity trains; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Freeman

British Rail is implementing the main recommendations of the "Slam Door" report issued by the Health and Safety Executive, which included the redesign and replacement of primary door locks.

In addition InterCity has recently awarded a £17 million contract to ABB Transportation Ltd. to fit secondary door locks to the InterCity fleet of slam-door coaches.