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Railways: Greater London

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment he has made of (a) economic and (b) environmental benefits to rail freight operators of electrification of the Gospel Oak to Barking line; and if he will make a statement. (296772)

This scheme was one of a number assessed in Network Rail’s Network Route Utilisation Strategy concerning electrification which was published in October 2009. This can be found at:

http://www.networkrail.co.uk/browse%20documents/rus%20 documents/route%20utilisation%20strategies/network/working%20group%204%20-%20electrification%20strategy/networkrus_electrification.pdf