Railways: Electrification

Department for Transport written question – answered on 4th September 2018.

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Photo of Mark Hendrick Mark Hendrick Labour/Co-operative, Preston

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking with rail operators to ensure that the electrification of the Preston to Manchester via Bolton line experiences no delays.

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)

Officials at the Department meet regularly with Network Rail to receive updates on progress to upgrade the route between Manchester and Preston via Bolton. Network Rail are on target to complete the scheme by the end of this year.

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