Main Line Electrification

Oral Answers to Questions — Railways – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th July 1968.

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Mr. W. H. K. Baker:

asked the Minister of Transport what proposals for main line electrification he has received from British Railways during the past year; and how many of these schemes he has approved.

Photo of Mr Neil Carmichael Mr Neil Carmichael , Glasgow Woodside

We have received proposals for further investment on the main line to Glasgow, which we are considering.

Mr. Baker:

When is it likely that the work will be put in hand?

Photo of Mr Neil Carmichael Mr Neil Carmichael , Glasgow Woodside

It is rather early to say. It is a very complicated and very expensive form of investment, and discussions are going on between British Railways and the Ministry on the possible profitability and desirability of such an extension.