Railways: South West

Department for Transport written question – answered on 20th July 2017.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Labour/Co-operative, Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to respond to the Peninsula Rail Task Force report.

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

The Department for Transport welcomes the Peninsula Rail Task Force report and the contribution it makes to the consideration of longer term improvements to the rail network in the South West.

We are investing more than £400 million in the network in the South West, including an extra £10 million for the line from Exeter to Newton Abbot via Dawlish that we announced in November 2016. We will continue to work with Network Rail and the Task Force to explore the potential for longer-term improvements in 2019 and beyond.

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