Railways: North of England

Department for Transport written question – answered on 8th January 2019.

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

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether plans for the upgrade and electrification of the Transpennine rail route include provision for growth in the level of freight traffic; and if not, why not.

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

The £2.9bn the Government is spending on the TransPennine route can accommodate growth through the provision of more capacity.

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