Railways: South West

Department for Transport written question – answered on 17th November 2015.

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Photo of Johnny Mercer Johnny Mercer Conservative, Plymouth, Moor View

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information he holds on whether Sir Peter Hendy's review of Network Rail's programme plans will consider extending electrification to Plymouth and the South West Peninsula.

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

The Secretary of State for Transport asked the new Chair of Network Rail, Sir Peter Hendy Review to review the enhancements programme as detailed in the Network Rail’s Control Period 5 (2014-2019) Rail Enhancement’s Delivery Plan. This did not include the electrification to Plymouth and the South West Peninsula. Electrification of this route is expected to be considered as part of the future strategy for the railway.

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