Railways: Electrification:Written question - 219526

Q
Asked by John Lamont
(Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk)
Asked on: 11 February 2019
Department for Transport
Railways: Electrification
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) geographic and (b) track miles of train tracks have been electrified in each year since 1997.
A
Answered by: Andrew Jones
Answered on: 19 February 2019

The information requested is provided in the table below, covering England and Wales:

Calendar year in which electrification infrastructure completed and testing completed to make ready for passenger use (Note 1)

Approximate total route miles in the year (Note 2)

Secretary of State for Transport

1997

0

1998

0

1999

0

2000

0

2001

0

2002

0

2003

10

Alistair Darling

2004

0

2005

0

2006

0

2007

0

2008

0

2009

0

2010

0

2011

0

2012

0

2013

18

Sir Patrick McLoughlin

2014

0

2015

32

Sir Patrick McLoughlin

2016

0

2017

42

Chris Grayling

2018

107

Chris Grayling

2019

49

Chris Grayling

TOTAL

258

Note 1 – this date is not necessarily the date when the infrastructure is first used in timetabled passenger service.

Note 2 – the route mileage figures are approximate. The figures are for the ‘traditional’ / existing railway only, so exclude the 67 miles of HS1 completed before 2010.

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