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Lakes Line: Electrification

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 28600, tabled on 12 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to electrify the Lakes Line between Oxenholme and Windermere.

Answered on

19 March 2020

A decision on whether to proceed with developing the next phase of a potential battery electric traction scheme is currently under consideration.

It should also be noted that the local stakeholder priority is for a passing loop to enable a two-trains per hour service using the current new build rolling stock rather than either battery trains or electrification with the current service pattern.