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Railways: Electrification

Volume 495: debated on Monday 6 July 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what funding his Department is providing to enable the completion of Guide to Rail Investment Projects 3 work in respect of the proposals to electrify the Gospel Oak to Barking line; and when he expects this stage of the process to be completed. (284159)

[holding answer 3 July 2009]: No funding is being provided by the Department for Transport towards the development of any Guide to Railway Investment Projects Stage 3 work for the Gospel Oak to Barking line electrification. The funding of the development work and the date for its completion are both matters for Transport for London.

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what agreement has been reached between his Department and Transport for London in respect of the allocation of costs for the electrification of the Gospel Oak to Barking line. (284160)

[holding answer 3 July 2009]: I refer the hon. Member to my answer of 23 June 2009, Official Report, column 769W, to my hon. Friend the Member for Islington, North (Jeremy Corbyn).