Severn Beach Railway Line: Electrification:Written question - 193483

(Bristol West)
Asked on: 20 November 2018
Department for Transport
Severn Beach Railway Line: Electrification
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the electrification of the Severn Beach line.
Answered by: Andrew Jones
Answered on: 28 November 2018

Network Rail have not currently considered electrification of the line. However, the upgrade work from Dr Days Junction to Filton Abbey Wood, recently completed successfully, will directly benefit the service on the Severn Beach line. In particular, the separation of local stopping services from the faster Intercity trains will relieve a bottleneck outside Bristol Temple Meads.

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