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Railways: North Wales

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 59834, tabled on 16 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June 2020 to Question 52205, on Rolling Stock: Energy, what steps he is taking to ensure that North Wales benefits from developments to low carbon rail transport solutions.

Answered on

24 June 2020

Rail decarbonisation will be an important element in the UK’s first Transport Decarbonisation Plan. The Department is working with Network Rail and the rail industry to determine which parts of the network are best suited to use of hydrogen and battery trains and electrification.

Introduction of these technologies will deliver environmental improvements and benefits for rail users across the rail network. Through the Transport Decarbonisation Plan the Government will continue to support the UK economy through the development of expertise on low carbon technologies.