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Rail Electrification

Volume 205: debated on Tuesday 3 March 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what percentage of rail routes are electrified in Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom.

The percentage of rail routes electrified is as follows:

Total route milesElectrified route milesPercentage electrified
Northern Ireland21000
Total United Kingdom10,5153,05229·0

Sources: British Rail, Northern Ireland Railways Co. Ltd, Transport Statistics Great Britain.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what rate of return on investment: he requires from projects for electrification of main railway lines in Scotland;(2) if he will take social and economic cost benefits into account in reaching his decision on the electrification of the railway line from Edinburgh to Aberdeen.