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Railways: Elstree

Department for Transport written question – answered on 7th July 2015.

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Photo of Oliver Dowden Oliver Dowden Conservative, Hertsmere

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether a feasibility study has been undertaken on modifications to the Elstree rail tunnels; and whether his Department has undertaken a cost analysis on those modifications.

Photo of Oliver Dowden Oliver Dowden Conservative, Hertsmere

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the capacity of the Elstree rail tunnels to accommodate rail freight trains for the proposed Radlett rail freight terminal.

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

It is the responsibility of the developers, working with Network Rail, to undertake any feasibility study, cost analysis or modifications necessary to the Elstree rail tunnels to achieve W10 gauge clearance. This forms part of the required Rail Related Works set out in the Conditions attached to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government’s approval of the planning application for the Radlett Strategic Rail Freight Terminal.

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