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Great Western Railway: Electrification

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the time frame is for the electrification of the Great Western main line from London, Paddington to Bristol (a) Temple Meads and (b) Parkway stations. (249691)

The Department for Transport is working closely with the rail industry to examine the case for further rail electrification. A decision on the electrification of the Great Western Main Line will be announced later this year, alongside decisions on the deployment of the new Intercity Express trains.