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S5W-11477: Mike Rumbles (North East Scotland)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 22 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-11317 by Humza Yousaf on 21 September 2017, whether (a) it expects to receive a report on the engine fire before the start of the refurbishment work on the fleet in preparation for its service with ScotRail and (b) the lease agreement with Angel Trains allows for the fleet to be rejected if concerns exist about its reliability and safety.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 4 October 2017

The HST power cars destined for Abellio ScotRail are programmed to go through overhaul before being leased to Abellio Scotrail improving reliability. The lessons learned from the Great Western Railway incident on 14 September 2017 will be taken onboard by the vehicle owners and operators.