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Railways: North West

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 901062, tabled on 13 July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent representations he has received on development of rail infrastructure in the North West; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

16 July 2015

In the North West Network Rail have recently finished electrifying the route from Liverpool to Manchester and to Wigan, and now have 10 electric trains in service on those routes, with plans to increase this to 20 by the end of the year. The work to electrify the route between Manchester and Preston is progressing, as Network Rail are currently enlarging the Farnworth tunnel to accommodate the wires.

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