Railways: Lancashire

Department for Transport written question – answered on 2nd July 2015.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Lilian Greenwood Lilian Greenwood Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of Network Rail's progress on delivering the Manchester to Preston electrification project; when he expects that project to be completed; and whether that project has advanced to GRIP 3 single option selection.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The electrification of Manchester to Preston comprises many projects.  For example, Network Rail are currently enlarging the Farnworth Tunnel to enable electrification between Manchester to Preston and that project will be completed by October 2015.  The majority of elements of the other projects have advanced to at least GRIP 3 single option development and only a very small number remain to be finalised. This is expected to be achieved for these elements by the end of August 2015.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No1 person thinks not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.