Local Transport: West Midlands

Part of Transport – in the House of Commons at on 21 March 2024.

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Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper The Secretary of State for Transport

There are significant plans to electrify across the network. Another thing we can do to spend money more cost-effectively is consider where battery trains can be used in order not to electrify the very expensive parts of the network. I am also aware that Chiltern is looking at modernising its rolling stock, particularly to improve air quality. All the things that the hon. Gentleman raises are absolutely in progress. The Rail Minister will be able to say more about them in due course.