Severn Tunnel: Closures

Department for Transport written question – answered on 29th June 2018.

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Photo of Nick Smith Nick Smith Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether electrical equipment installed during the previous closure of the Severn Tunnel has rusted.

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 overhead conductor system is showing early signs of deterioration because of the wet and corrosive environment in the Severn Tunnel.

Network Rail have identified this early on and are addressing this matter prior to energisation of the electrification system.

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