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