HC Deb 20 December 1967 vol 756 c414W
100. Mr. Bessell

asked the Minister of Transport what would be the cost of completing the electrification of the main railway line between Crewe and Glasgow; and whether she will now sanction this expenditure.

Mr. John Morris:

The Railways Board have put no formal proposal to my right hon. Friend, but I understand that electrification (which has been deferred following devaluation) would cost over £20 million in addition to the associated re-signalling and track rationalisation.