HC Deb 11 July 2002 vol 388 cc1113-4W
Mrs. May

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the London orbital rail routes that(a) have been completed in the last two years, (b) are under construction, giving the expected opening date, and (c) are being considered; and if he will make a statement. 168359]

Mr. Jamieson

No new railway lines have been constructed in London in the last two years. Work has already commenced on the extension of the East London line to connect it into the National Rail Network. The Strategic Rail Authority's Strategic Plan gives a target completion date of 2006. The SRA is seeking to enhance levels of orbital rail services over existing infrastructure. The Mayor of London's Transport Strategy details a number of aspirations for improved orbital rail services, and these are being examined in conjunction with the SRA.