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Railways: Electrification

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what consideration has been given by his Department to the electrification of the Barking to Gospel Oak London overground railway line; and if he will make a statement. (246937)

A rail industry working group led by Network Rail is examining the business case for electrifying a range of routes such as Gospel Oak to Barking. The group is expected to publish its conclusions by the end of March 2009.