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Rail Network Capacity

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 10 March 2009

14. To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment he has made of the capacity of the rail network. (261717)

The Rail White Paper, which we published in July 2007, described the forecast growth in rail usage and sets out the enhancements in capacity, reliability and safety the Government seek. At the heart of our plans is the £10 billion that we have committed to spend on enhancing rail capacity between 2009 and 2014.