Correspondence

Pacer vehicles withdrawal: confirming the ministerial direction

Letter confirming a ministerial direction relating to the withdrawal of Pacer vehicles by 2020.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Pacer vehicles withdrawal: a letter from the Secretary of State for Transport to the Permanent Secretary confirming a ministerial direction

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This letter was written by the Secretary of State for Transport to the Permanent Secretary. It confirms a ministerial direction in relation to the withdrawal of Pacer vehicles by 2020. This letter also sets out the reasons for confirming a ministerial direction, those being the:

  • incompatibility of the Pacer vehicles with the vision for economic growth and prosperity in the north
  • need for a long term solution that will address the projected shortfall in diesel vehicles
Published 27 February 2015