§ 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 is62W 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.