Great Western Railway Line: Electrification

Department for Transport written question – answered on 12th December 2017.

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Photo of Chris Elmore Chris Elmore Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Government's cancellation of Great Western mainline rail electrification on his Department's proposals for improvements to rail safety standards in Wales.

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

The rail modernisation programme on the Great Western mainline is continuing. Whilst Network Rail and train operators are responsible for maintaining safe railway operations, I am not aware of any evidence that the scope or otherwise of this rail upgrade programme would have any direct impacts on rail safety standards in Wales.

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