Dear Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company,

1) How many trains you currently have in operation
2) What specfic model of trains you have
3) How much each model of train costs to purchase
4) How much, on average, do you spend on maintainence per year?

Yours faithfully,

Jonathan Mantle

FOI, Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company

Dear Mr. Mantle,

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information dated 13 April 2016, received via our FOI Inbox. Your request will be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and a fuller response will issue within the statutory response period of 20 working days from receipt of your initial request.

Yours sincerely,

JANICE DAVIDSON
Freedom of Information Co-Ordinator
For and on behalf of Translink

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Janice Davidson, Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company

Dear Mr. Mantle,

 

Further to my earlier brief acknowledgement, I am now in a position to
respond more fully to your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

 

Taking your queries in turn:

 

Q1.

NI Railways has a total of 47 trains in operation consisting of 22 x Class
3000 DMU, 20 x Class 4000 DMU and 2 x Class 9000 locomotive-hauled
Enterprise trains.  (NB: The Enterprise service is jointly operated
between NI Railways and Irish Rail, with Irish Rail also owning 2 x Class
9000 Enterprise Train Sets).

 

Q2. and Q3.

The passenger carrying fleet consists of: -

·         23 x 3-car Class 3000 DMU (built by CAF, Spain and entered
service in 2004/05)

·         20 x 3-car Class 4000 DMU (built by CAF, Spain and entered
service in 2012/13)

·         32 x Class 9000 Enterprise carriages (jointly owned with Irish
Rail), (built by De Dietrich, France and entered service in 1997)

·         4 x Class 201 locomotives (built by General Motors, USA)

 

Costs per train set at time of purchase –

 

Class 3000 - £3,080,680          

Class 4000 - £5,094,638

Enterprise - £10,266,500 (includes the locomotives referred to above)

 

Q4.

Average maintenance costs over the last 4 years have been approximately
£13.5m per annum.

 

I trust the foregoing deals with the various queries which you raised.  If
you are not satisfied with this response you may request a review by
writing to the Translink Chief HR & Corporate Services Officer, who has
overall responsibility for Freedom of Information and Data Protection
issues within the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company/Translink
organisation.  Correspondence should be addressed to the above-mentioned
at: Translink, 22 Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7LX.

 

If we are then unable to resolve any complaint that you may have, you may
refer the matter to the Information Commissioner who will make an
independent judgement.  The address of the Information Commissioner is:
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.  The address of
the Information Commissioner’s Office for Northern Ireland is: 3rd floor,
14 Cromac Place, Gasworks, Belfast, BT7 2JB.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Janice Davidson

FOI Co-ordinator

For and on behalf of Translink

 

Journeys and more at www.translink.co.uk

 

 

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Translink is a trading name used by any one or more of the companies under
the ultimate ownership of the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company
(NITHC). The Group comprises NITHC as parent company which owns Citybus
Limited (which also trades as “Metro”) (NI009039) Flexibus Limited
(NI006724) Ulsterbus Limited (NI006725), Translink (NI) Limited (NI006673)
and NIR Networks Limited (NI017638) - each of which is registered in
Northern Ireland and has its registered office at 3 Milewater Road,
Belfast BT3 9BG; Northern Ireland Railways Company Limited (NI006929)
which is registered in Northern Ireland and has its registered office at
22 Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7LX; and NIR Operations Limited
(NI021091) which is registered in Northern Ireland and has its registered
office at Central Station, 47 East Bridge Street, Belfast BT1 3NR.

 

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