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Railway Electrification

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if his Department will commission research into the effects of the electrification of heavily-used rail services in major urban conurbations. (250714)

The Department for Transport is working closely with the rail industry to examine the costs and benefits of further rail electrification. A decision on electrification will be announced later this year.