To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the target date is for the electrification of the Calder Valley route through Halifax.
3 December 2014
Currently no timescale exists for the electrification of the Calder Valley route through Halifax. The scheme is one of a number which are being considered by the joint Task Force of northern MPs and council leaders set up to explore future electrification in the North.
This group is expected to provide the Transport Secretary with an interim report in February 2015 setting out its recommended priorities for scheme development in future rail funding Control Periods from 2019.