HC Deb 22 October 1990 vol 178 cc61-2W
19. Sir Marcus Fox

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on progress in electrifying the east coast route.

Mr. McLoughlin

The electrification of the east coast main line has made excellent progress. The line is electrified as far as Leeds, beyond York to Northallerton, and from Edinburgh to Berwick. Electric services have already been introduced from London to Leeds. British Rail plans to start electric services to Edinburgh in May 1991.