Railways: North of England

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 18 July 2018.

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Photo of Kate Hollern Kate Hollern Shadow Minister (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress is being made on plans for electrification of the trans-pennine railway line.

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)

Holding answer received on 16 July 2018

The government is investing nearly £3bn between 2019 and 2024 in this upgrade, one third of our expected investment in rail enhancements between 2019 and 2024. It will be a rolling programme of enhancements including both major civil engineering and electrification. And we are working with Network Rail and Transport for the North to determine the best way to achieve major improvements for passengers. We will make further decisions later this year.

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