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Great Western Main Line: Electrification

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 4759, tabled on 30 June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the benefit-cost ratio for Great Western Main Line electrification was on the most recent date for which figures are available.

Answered on

6 July 2015

The most recent estimate of the benefit-cost ratio for Great Western Electrification, dating from February 2015, was 2.36.

The benefit-cost ratio reflects the costs and benefits of electrifying the Great Western network and introducing new electric and bi-mode IEP trains on long distance services and electric multiple units on suburban services.

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