Great Western Railway Line: Electrification:Written question - 17493

Asked by Rebecca Pow
(Taunton Deane)
Asked on: 24 November 2015
Department for Transport
Great Western Railway Line: Electrification
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the benefits of extending rail electrification from Bristol to Taunton.
Answered by: Claire Perry
Answered on: 02 December 2015

No such assessment has been made. Network Rail is currently assessing the case for further electrification of the rail network. It plans to publish a draft update to the industry electrification strategy in early 2016, taking into account the outcome of the review by Sir Peter Hendy of Network Rail’s programme of rail investment.

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