Railways: Electrification

Department for Transport written question – answered on 10th June 2021.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding from the public purse the Government has committed for the electrification of rail transport in England since the Spending Review 2020 .

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

The Spending Review in 2020 provided significant funding to continue enhancing the rail network until the end of Control Period 6 (2019-2024), including investing in electrification schemes.

The Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline, an update of which is due to be published shortly, will show the progress of each enhancement project, including electrification enhancements.

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