Railways: South West

Department for Transport written question – answered on 22nd February 2018.

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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, if he will take steps to upgrade the train line between Plymouth and Totnes.

Photo of Jo Johnson Jo Johnson Minister of State (Department for Education) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Minister of State (Department for Transport), Minister of State (London)

Development of projects that deliver journey time improvements in the southwest peninsula are included in Network Rail’s recently published Strategic Business Plan for Control Period 6 (2019-2024).

Network Rail will also explore other opportunities for further improvements with their customers and the Peninsula Rail Task Force.

The Government will however determine any new rail infrastructure enhancements proposed for CP6 using a new process, details of which are expected to be announced shortly.

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