Railways: Electrification

House of Lords written question – answered on 20th July 2010.

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Photo of Lord German Lord German Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the suitability of the Severn Tunnel for carrying high-speed electrified train services; and what studies have been undertaken to establish its suitability.

Photo of Earl Attlee Earl Attlee Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

Network Rail is currently undertaking an engineering study of the Great Western main line, including the Severn Tunnel, to establish in greater detail the work required to electrify the route. Their findings will be presented to the Department for Transport in the near future.

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