East Coast Railway Line

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 4 July 2018.

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Photo of Julian Sturdy Julian Sturdy Conservative, York Outer

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for the Power Supply Upgrade Phase 2 on the East Coast Main Line to be completed.

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 power supply on the East Coast Main Line from Doncaster to Edinburgh is being upgraded incrementally to support the introduction of the new Intercity Express trains and other electric rolling stock. Upgrades around Doncaster are planned for delivery in 2019 and the full set of upgrades is planned to be in place by the early 2020s.

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