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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-08323: Mike Rumbles (North East Scotland)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 22 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what impact the fire on the Leeds-Aberdeen high-speed train (HST) on 21 March 2017 will have on the plans for HST services to be introduced by ScotRail from 2018.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 18 April 2017

The delivery of the Abellio ScotRail HST trains into service from 2018 is unaffected. The incident on an Virgin East Coast HST train on 21 March 2017 was caused by an electrical machine failure in service. The Abellio ScotRail HSTs will all be receiving an overhaul and refurbishment before entering service with Abellio ScotRail.