HC Deb 31 March 1983 vol 40 c237W
Mr. Trotter

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing (a) the most recently available cost estimate of electrification (b) the cost per route mile of such electrification and (c) the annual passenger load to the most recently available

Route Outlay (£ million)* Price Level Route Length Cost per Route Mile
(Miles) (£ million)
Hitchin-Leeds 73 Q4. 1982 154 0.47
Doncaster-Newcastle 45 Q4. 1982 113 0.4
Tonbridge-Hastings 20.7 Q3. 1982 33 0.63†
Royston-Cambridge 4.7 Q1. 1983 13 0.36
Bishops Stortford-Cambridge 8.5 Q1. 1983 24 0.35
Paisley-Ayr-Largs 19.3 Q4. 1982 41 0.47
Colchester-Norwich/Manningtree-Harwich 24.2 Q1. 1982 74 0.33

1. The figures quoted are for fixed works essential for electrification. Some schemes also include resignalling or other investment infrastructure, and some also require investment in new rolling stock.

2. This proposal is for 3rd rail 750 volt dc electrification, and so is not directly comparable with others which are for 25kv overhead electrification. The quoted outlay includes the cost of track singling or relaying necessarily associated with the scheme.