Rail Electrification: South Wales

Part of The Secretary of State Was Asked – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th July 2017.

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Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Secretary of State for Transport 12:00 am, 13th July 2017

If I remember rightly, the Labour Government electrified only 10 miles in 13 years. My right hon. Friend will understand that we have to ensure first and foremost that we are delivering better journeys for passengers, and I am pleased that this autumn’s changes and the new trains arriving in Swansea and other parts of south Wales will lead to an immediate improvement in passengers’ journeys. That is what they really want.