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Railways: Repairs and Maintenance

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 181592, tabled on 19 April 2023

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential impact of (a) delays to the timetable and (b) increased budget for HS2 on applications for Network Rail enhancement projects.

Answered on

26 April 2023

Individual enhancement schemes are assessed on their alignment with Government priorities, the strength of their business case, and their affordability. Schemes seeking funding from the Department for Transport need to progress through the Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline (RNEP) decision gateways before moving into delivery.

Detail on the decision gateways is set out in the March 2018 RNEP publication:

This process has not been affected by decisions on HS2 funding and no decisions on Network Rail enhancement projects have been delayed because of the announcement on the 9 March.

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