South West Railway Line

Department for Transport written question – answered on 20th September 2018.

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Photo of Baroness Randerson Baroness Randerson Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Transport)

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans exist to upgrade the power supply on the South West Main Line; what is the estimated cost of the upgrade; who will fund it; and when those plans are expected to be implemented.

Photo of Baroness Sugg Baroness Sugg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Network Rail is working on an Outline Business Case examining options to expand the capability of the traction power system to allow delivery of increased capacity through more services and longer trains, in the inner area of the Wessex and South East Routes in CP6 and beyond.

This will examine the potential costs and timescales for implementation, as well as funding options.

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