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Electric Freight Locomotives

Volume 173: debated on Thursday 24 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is the expected operational range, in the continental direction, of the new electric freight locomotives, approval for which was announced on 18 May by Her Majesty's Government.

BR currently plans to operate the new electric freight locomotives as far as Frethun, just beyond the French channel tunnel portal, where trains will be re-formed for journeys into France and beyond.