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Railways: Expenditure

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 20 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much has been spent to date on preparation for (a) Crossrail and (b) the Manchester Hub. (248627)

As of 31 December 2008 approximately £175 million has been spent on preparation of the Crossrail project.

The Department for Transport has not undertaken expenditure to date on preparatory work for the Manchester Hub, other than officials’ time. The Manchester Hub studies are being carried out and funded by Northern Way and Network Rail.