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Wrexham-Bidston Railway Line

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether Network Rail has submitted to his Department an estimate for the (a) electrification and (b) upgrade of the Bidston to Wrexham line. (256270)

The Department for Transport is aware of the two independent cost estimates to electrify the Bidston to Wrexham line undertaken for Merseytravel and other stakeholders in 2005, and the more detailed estimate including provision of three new stations produced by Network Rail in 2008. However, this is primarily a matter for Merseytravel and the Welsh Assembly Government as co-funders of the recent Network Rail investigation.