HC Deb 24 March 2003 vol 402 c56W
Mrs. Dunwoody

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the cost of the electrification of the Crewe-Kidsgrove rail route. [104224]

Mr. Jamieson

The electrification of the Crewe-Kidsgrove route was included in the Strategic Rail Authority's draft 'West Coast Strategy' consultation document as a possible enhancement element. The Authority's broad estimate is that the overhead line installation and signalling works to allow electric trains to operate would be in the region of £12 million. The final Strategy will be published shortly.