Railways: North of England

Department for Transport written question – answered on 21st June 2018.

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Photo of Andy McDonald Andy McDonald Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of upgrades to the Northern Trans-Pennine routes on the availability of paths for (a) intermodal and (b) bulk rail freight traffic.

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)

The Department of Transport has asked Network Rail, as part of the development work for the Transpennine Route Upgrade, to provide options for freight capacity and capability on this route.

This development work is still ongoing and no final decision will made on the scope of the upgrade, including options for freight, until the outline business case is completed and the costs, benefits and affordability are properly understood.

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