Railways: North West

Department for Transport written question – answered on 1st July 2015.

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Photo of Conor McGinn Conor McGinn Labour, St Helens North

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his oral statement of 25 June 2015, Official Report, column 1067-8, on Network Rail, what effect changes to Network Rail's programme will have on upgrading of stock on and electrification of the lines between (a) Liverpool and Manchester and (b) Liverpool and Wigan.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The pause on Transpennine Electrification east of Stalybridge will have no effect on the plans to upgrade stock and the electrification of the lines between (a) Liverpool and Manchester and (b) Liverpool and Wigan, as those lines are now electrified.

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