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Railways: Energy

Volume 459: debated on Wednesday 2 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the relative energy consumption of trains at different speeds. (134879)

The Department is involved in several research projects assessing how trains use energy. In particular this includes a project commissioned by the Rail Safety and Standards Board into rail traction energy which will compare the energy consumption of different train types that operate at different speeds. I expect the results to be published in the summer.