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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-19164: Colin Smyth (South Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 2 October 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-18914 by Michael Matheson on 2 October 2018, whether all of the trains will have controlled emission tanks fitted before they are used.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 25 October 2018

Abellio ScotRail (ASR) are currently examining whether installing Controlled Emission Tanks (CET) prior to the full refurbishment of ‘Classic’ High Speed Trains (HST) is possible and they are also looking at temporary measures to mitigate the impact of operation without CET installed. Transport Scotland continues to press ASR on a resolution and that ASR continue to address any concerns that the travelling public and trades unions have around the use of ‘Classic’ HST units without CET installed.