HC Deb 27 April 1983 vol 41 c366W
Mr. Spriggs

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what investment proposals he has received for electrification of the east coast main line; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Eyre

[pursuant to his reply, 20 April 1983, c. 282–83]: Since May 1979, the board has submitted the following detailed electrification proposals for approval by the Secretary of State.

Route Cost of Fixed Works Price Level
Colchester-Norwich, Manningtree, Harwich 24.2 Q1 1982
Royston-Cambridge 4.7 Q1 1983
Bishops Stortford-Cambridge 8.5 Q1 1983
Tonbridge-Hastings 20.7 Q3 1982
Hitchin-Leeds 73.0 Q4 1982
Doncaster-Newcastle 45.0 Q4 1982

The Tonbridge-Hastings scheme is for third rail 750-volt dc electrification; the others are for 25kw overhead electrification. Same schemes also include resignalling or other infrastructure investment, and some also require investment in new rolling stock. The figure for the Tonbridge-Hastings scheme includes the cost of track signalling or relaying necessarily associated with it.