Digital Railway Strategy

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th May 2018.

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Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Secretary of State for Transport 12:00 am, 24th May 2018

Two weeks ago, Mark Carne, the chief executive of Network Rail, and I launched the company’s digital railway strategy in York, where we announced that the industry should make plans for all future renewals to be digital or digital-ready. I have already approved funding to develop digital schemes in Moorgate and the south-east, and in particular, I have set out plans for the new TransPennine route. The £2.9 billion modernisation, starting around this time next year, will be Britain’s first, principal inter-city digital railway, and very necessary it is.