Railways: Electrification

House of Lords written question – answered on 28th July 2010.

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Photo of Lord German Lord German Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what options there are for the electrification of the London to south Wales railway line following the Review of the Intercity Express Programme by Sir Andrew Foster; and what are its implications for railway stock and the Severn Tunnel.

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

A final decision on the Intercity Express Programme will be made at the spending review in October. The Government support further electrification of the rail network, subject to affordability and value for money considerations.

The Government have followed Sir Andrew Foster's recommendations to pause the Intercity Express Programme. In this period, alternatives to the programme will be considered along with a reassessment of related electrification programmes.

Any implications for the Severn Tunnel and wider rolling stock will be known in due course.

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