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Severn Tunnel: Closures

Department for Transport written question – answered on 9th July 2018.

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Photo of Nick Smith Nick Smith Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2018 to Question 155763, on Severn Tunnel: Closures, what estimate his Department has made of the costs of the engineering work during the temporary closure of the Severn Tunnel in 2018.

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 costs of engineering work during the temporary closure of the Severn Tunnel are factored into the overall programme costs. We are investing over £5bn in the Great Western route to deliver faster, more reliable services and new trains with thousands more seats.

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