Railways: South West

Transport written question – answered on 25th February 2014.

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Photo of Alison Seabeck Alison Seabeck Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funds for rail resilience work in the South West will come from (a) his Department’s existing budget and (b) other sources.

Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

On 11 February, the Prime Minister confirmed a package of £31 million of funding for resilience works on the Great Western route. £26 million will be paid from Department for Transport funds and £5 million will come from Network Rail's budget.

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