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Great Western Railway Line: Electrification

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 118082, tabled on 7 December 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Government's cancellation of Great Western mainline rail electrification on his Department's proposals for improvements to rail safety standards in Wales.

Answered on

12 December 2017

The rail modernisation programme on the Great Western mainline is continuing. Whilst Network Rail and train operators are responsible for maintaining safe railway operations, I am not aware of any evidence that the scope or otherwise of this rail upgrade programme would have any direct impacts on rail safety standards in Wales.

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