Railways: Electrification

House of Lords written question – answered on 5th November 2014.

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Photo of Lord German Lord German Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to electrify the main and relief lines between Severn Tunnel Junction and Cardiff.

Photo of Baroness Kramer Baroness Kramer Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Network Rail has been instructed to wire both the mains lines and the relief lines. Network Rail plan to electrify the section of track between Severn Tunnel Junction and Cardiff by winter 2017.

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