HC Deb 29 April 1969 vol 782 cc217-8W
Mr. Mapp

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will now make a statement on the Railways Board's proposals for the rationalisation and electrification of the railway line between Weaver Junction and Glasgow.

Mr. Marsh

I have given the Railways Board my formal approval to their proposal to resignal and rationalise this line at an estimated cost of some £30 million. No decision on the electrification element of the proposal has yet been taken, and there can in any case be no question of electrification proceeding before the end of 1969.

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