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Railways: Electrification

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 4758, tabled on 30 June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many miles of track Network Rail plans to electrify during Control Period 5.

Answered on

6 July 2015

I have asked the new Chairman of Network Rail, Sir Peter Hendy, to develop a proposal for re-planning the enhancements programme by the autumn. The plan for electrification will be included in that proposal. I would note however that the previous Labour administration managed just ten miles of electrification in 13 years.

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