HL Deb 20 January 2005 vol 668 c128WA
Lord Patten

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Davies of Oldham on 21 December 2004 (WA 151 ), for what reasons there are no plans to modernise the single track line on the railway between Salisbury and Yeovil to double track. [HLS72]

Lord Davies of Oldham

SRA advises that the project is not a priority due to the costs involved and the more pressing need for investment elsewhere on the network.