HC Deb 25 November 1986 vol 106 c150W
Mr. Hayes

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what information he has as to how much British Rail has spent to date on the new Network SouthEast lines; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. David Mitchell

I understand that Network SouthEast has earmarked £13.4 million for Operation Pride in 1986–87. This will pay for more capacity to relieve overcrowding, more frequent train cleaning, a better service at telephone inquiry bureaux, and some modernisation of stations. In addition, NSE has completed some major projects this year, including three electrification schemes. A number of stations, notably Dorchester, Brighton, Faversham, Ealing Broadway and Andover, have been modernised.

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