Midland Main Railway Line: Electrification

Department for Transport written question – answered on 11th February 2019.

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Photo of Lord Bradshaw Lord Bradshaw Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to refresh the business case for electrification of the Midland Main Line now that projected costs are significantly lower.

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

We have no plans to refresh the business case for electrification of the full Midland Main Line, as passenger benefits are being provided through other means, including a new fleet of bi-mode trains, allowing passengers to benefit from new trains sooner. Rapid delivery of value for money passenger benefits whilst minimising disruption will always be our priority, and we will continue to work closely with industry to prioritise schemes that deliver this.

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