To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the amount of investment needed to maintain and improve track and signalling on the East Coast main line between (a) London and Peterborough, (b) Peterborough and York, (c) York and Newcastle and (d) Newcastle and Edinburgh in (i) 2013 to 2020 and (ii) 2020 to 2033.
Future maintenance and enhancement requirements for the route are established for each Control Period by the Government's High Level Output Specifications and Statements of Funds Available and Network Rail's delivery plans.
Details of enhancements underway at the moment were set out in Network Rail's Control Period 4 Delivery Plan and include work to be completed by March 2014.
Network Rail's Strategic Business Plan, published on
I would expect Network Rail to produce estimates for the period 2020 to 2033 during the course of Control Periods 6 and 7.