Cardiff-swansea Railway Line: Electrification

Wales Office written question – answered on 14th July 2017.

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Photo of Chris Elmore Chris Elmore Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the timetable is for the completion of the electrification of the Cardiff to Swansea railway line.

Photo of Alun Cairns Alun Cairns The Secretary of State for Wales

Passengers rightly expect high quality rail services and from Autumn 2017, passengers in Wales will benefit from the new generation of electric trains which will deliver 27% more seats, faster journey times and improved connectivity for South Wales to London with 40% more seats in the morning peak once the full fleet is in service.

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