Rail Electrification

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons on 10th January 2019.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Transport)

Labour’s commitment to electrification has been unwavering, yet the Government have pulled electrification projects across the country. Last month we learned that the transpennine route will no longer support future freight, meet journey time ambitions or, without electrification, deliver on reliability either, depending instead on heavy and polluting diesel bi-mode trains—[Interruption.]