Rail lines from Old Oak Common (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1190
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Given the possibility of the Dudding Hill line being electrified, and used for Crossrail to the West Coast Main Line or by London Overground to Hendon, can you lead discussions amongst industry stakeholders, to consider modernisation and electrification strategies?

Answer

Answer for Rail lines from Old Oak Common (1)

Answer for Rail lines from Old Oak Common (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Building on the benefits of the forthcoming electrification of the Great Western Main Line (GWML), the Government has agreed to electrify the section of the Dudding Hill Line that links the GWML to the West Coast Main Line (WCML).

The principal reason for doing this is to allow more freight services to be electrically powered. It would also facilitate any future passenger services, such as an extension of Crossrail onto the WCML - although there are no confirmed plans for any such services.

Electrifying the rest of the Dudding Hill Line is lower priority, as there is no imminent prospect of electric freight or passenger services operating over the route.