§ 48. Mr. Parker
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what progress has so far been made with the electrification of the Shenfield-Southend and London, Tilbury and Southend lines.
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
The British Transport Commission tells me that on the Shenfield-Southend line some of the preliminary civil engineering work has been completed and that it is hoped to begin the erection of the overhead electrical equipment within the next few weeks.
On the London, Tilbury and Southend line planning is progressing, and the Commission has now authorised the first of the major preliminary engineering works connected with the electrification, 154 namely, the construction of a fly-over and alterations to the permanent way and platforms at Barking.