Railways: Electrification

Department for Transport written question – answered on 20th September 2022.

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Photo of Lord Bradshaw Lord Bradshaw Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the contribution the lack of electrified diversionary routes makes to delays on railways; and what investment plans, if any, they have to deal with such situations.

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

Since 2010, more than 1,200 miles of electrification has been delivered in Great Britain, including almost 800 miles in England and Wales in the last four years.

This increases the number of routes which can be used by electric trains, with further investment in electrification planned.

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