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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons on 21st March 2019.

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Photo of Lilian Greenwood Lilian Greenwood Labour, Nottingham South

Electrification is clearly the optimal solution for intensively used rail lines, and the Railway Industry Association has shown that it can be delivered at costs that are 33% to 50% lower than those for past projects, if it is part of a rolling programme. Why will the Secretary of State not electrify the midland main line and give Nottingham the cleaner, greener and cheaper services it deserves?