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New intercity train fleet plan is put on ice

01 March 2010
Programme has floundered on funding questions
Programme has floundered on funding questions

 

Plans for a new fleet of intercity express trains appear to be on the brink of collapse after transport secretary Lord Adonis announced the suspension of the programme in the run up to the forthcoming general election.

Adonis also announced an inquiry into the cost effectiveness of the plans, a move that many within the industry speculate could kill the programme entirely.

The new intercity express procurement programme was launched three years ago, with Agility Trains, a consortium made up of...

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