Midland Main Railway Line: Electrification

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 13 September 2016.

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Photo of Lilian Greenwood Lilian Greenwood Labour, Nottingham South

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 16 October 2015 to Question 11754, whether Network Rail has estimated the cost to the public purse of the decision to unpause electrification of the Midland Mainline.

Photo of Lilian Greenwood Lilian Greenwood Labour, Nottingham South

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2015 to Question 4429, on the Midland Main Line, for what works on which sites on the Midland Main Line for funding under the Passenger Journey Time Fund had been authorised; and what funding has been awarded to date to which of those works under the Passenger Journey Time Fund.

Photo of Paul Maynard Paul Maynard Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Network Rail has estimated between £29.5-£39.5m costs of the pause/un-pause of electrification.

Funding has been provisionally allocated from the Passenger Journey Improvement Time Fund (PJIF) to various schemes, including the Midland Main Line Programme. Subject to affordability and value for money, the allocated funds will be confirmed once schemes have completed the detailed design stage.

As part of the Hendy Review £90million was provisionally allocated to the MML from the PJIF fund for Control Period 5 of which:

Derby to Sheffield PJIF- £49.2m

Market Harborough PJIF - £27m (This denotes the PJIF element of funding for Market Harborough not the total cost of the scheme)

Leicester South PJIF - £8m

(2012/13 prices)

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