Railways: Electrification

Department for Transport written question – answered on 3rd December 2021.

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Photo of Richard Holden Richard Holden Conservative, North West Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many miles of railway was electrification completed in each calendar year since 1997.

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

The Office of Rail and Road publishes information about delivered electrification, the relevant information for Great Britain is shown below.

Financial year

New electrification projects track miles

1997-98

0

1998-99

0

1999-00

0

2000-01

0

2001-02

0

2002-03

0

2003-04

14

2004-05

24

2005-06

3

2006-07

0

2007-08

0

2008-09

22

2009-10

0

2010-11

66

2011-12

0

2012-13

6

2013-14

38

2014-15

110

2015-16

4

2016-17

0

2017-18

181

2018-19

549

2019-20

156

2020-21

111

This information has been extracted from Table 6320 on the ORR’s data portal published here: https://dataportal.orr.gov.uk/statistics/infrastructure-and-emissions/rail-infrastructure-and-assets/table-6320-infrastructure-on-the-mainline/.

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