HC Deb 06 May 1966 vol 727 c172W
Mr. Ronald Atkins

asked the Minister of Transport whether she has given her sanction for the capital expenditure involved in the electrification of the railway from Weaver Junction, Crewe, to Glasgow; and whether provision will be made for improvement of the rail load gauge to allow carriage of road semi-trailers and vehicles by rail.

Mr. John Morris

My right hon. Friend does not expect the Railways Board to submit investment proposals to her for this electrification until it has completed a detailed survey now under way. I understand that the Board has no plans for increasing the loading gauge on this route.

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