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Lakes Railway Line: Electrification

Department for Transport written question – answered on 19th March 2020.

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Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport)

A decision on whether to proceed with developing the next phase of a potential battery electric traction scheme is currently under consideration.

It should also be noted that the local stakeholder priority is for a passing loop to enable a two-trains per hour service using the current new build rolling stock rather than either battery trains or electrification with the current service pattern.

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