London-Exeter Railway Line

Department for Transport written question – answered on 3rd November 2017.

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Photo of Lord Patten Lord Patten Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the stretches of single track railway on the Waterloo–Exeter mainline on the economy of south-western England.

Photo of Baroness Sugg Baroness Sugg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Secretary of State for Transport has made no recent assessment of the impact of the stretches of single line track on the Waterloo – Exeter mainline on the economy of South-Western England. Network Rail’s Wessex Route Study concluded that the forecast levels of growth between Salisbury and Exeter did not justify the need for additional sections of double track.

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