HC Deb 05 December 1985 vol 88 c300W
Mr. Martin

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is the total value of the capital investment programme approved for British Rail in connection with its five-year rolling programme of modernisation of the locomotive and carriage fleet; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. David Mitchell

The British Railways Board corporate plan 1985 records that over the next five years it is planning to invest £716 million in traction and rolling stock. The Government have already approved projects totalling some £340 million, which will provide more than 90 new locomotives and 1,130 new passenger vehicles.