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