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Railways: Electrification

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with Network Rail on electrifying the main line between Paddington and Plymouth. (254679)

A cross-industry working group led by Network Rail, and in which the Department for Transport participates, is assessing the case for electrifying a wide range of lines. The group is expected to publish its conclusions at the end of March.