Railways: Great Western Main Line

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, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 20 July (WA 203), who commissioned the engineering study of the Great Western Main Line; and what were its terms of reference.

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

Following an announcement in July 2009 by the previous Government that they wished to see the electrification of the Great Western main line, Network Rail commenced a study into the civil engineering, electrical and operational implications arising in meeting this requirement. The company is due to report, in the near future, on the preliminary findings.

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