HC Deb 20 December 1989 vol 164 cc275-6W
Mr. Dalyell

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will meet the chairman of British Rail to discuss proposals for the electrification of the EdinburghLinlithgow-Glasgow line.

Mr. Portillo

No. It would be for the British Railways board to bring forward such proposals. However., I understand that BR proposes to introduce new class 158 express diesel units on this line in 1990. These units will be fully air-conditioned and capable of speeds of up to 90 mph.