HC Deb 21 March 2003 vol 401 c956W
Mrs. Dunwoody

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much compensation is payable to Bombardier as a result of the lack of power for the South Central Electrostar trains. [98397]

Mr. Jamieson

The Strategic Rail authority is leading an industry wide project to upgrade the power supply in the southern region. Development of the project is advanced and discussions have begun on the project's financial implications for the SRA, Network Rail, train operators and other parties such as the rolling stock manufacturers. Details are still emerging, but any compensation to Bombardier is likely to be a matter between them and their client for the new trains, Go-Via.

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