I read a quote from the head of Bombardier saying he was 'pleased the DFT were choosing new fleets over cascades when renewing franchises' or words to that effect. Now being the boss of a big train manufacturing company in the UK I'm not exactly surprised by that in the slightest. But it does beg the question of will all the franchises up for renewal in the near future also have new stock? I notice that both Siemens and Bombardier are after orders for new stock on the midland mainline and GEML. If new stock is ordered for the Midland Mainline that would surely mean the stock on the ECML, once replaced by IEP, will have no new home and will be scrapped?