§ Mr. Whitehead
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what proposals he has received for electriying the railway line between Bedford and St. Pancras.
§ Mr. William Rodgers
The Railways Board has proposed a major investment scheme to electrify the Bedford-St. Pancras route. I have approved this today. The scheme includes electrification, new trains and improvements to track and signalling at a cost of over £80 million The main London terminal for the electrified services will be at Moorgate. The work is planned to be completed by 1982 and will result in faster, more frequent and more reliable services on this route to central London.