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Railways: Swindon

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 20 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will ensure that the doubling of the Swindon to Kemble railway line takes place in 2009. (186273)

The Government are supportive of rail growth to meet the needs of our growing economy and we have specified and funded the high level improvements in capacity, safety and reliability required by 2014. It is for the industry to determine the enhancement schemes required to deliver this specification, subject to independent evaluation by the Office of Rail Regulation.