§ 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. 
§ 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.