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Railways: Electrification

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how his Department co-ordinates its policy on electrification of rail routes with its procurement of rolling stock. (287149)

The case for electrifying more of the rail network depends heavily on having suitable new or cascaded rolling stock to run on newly electrified lines. Consequently, the Department for Transport is incorporating rolling stock procurement and cascade issues into its analysis of electrification proposals.