HC Deb 13 June 1988 vol 135 c69W
Mr. Batiste

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport by what route trains from the north of England will be directed through London to the Channel tunnel; what infrastructure work will be required for this; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. David Mitchell

This is a matter for the British Railways Board. I understand it intends initially at least to use the existing west London line, which will be upgraded and electrified for this purpose.