Written Question on Railways: Electrification

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Date Title Questioner
15 Jul 2019, 10:46 a.m. Railways: Electrification Mr Gavin Shuker


To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of rail passenger journeys take place (a) wholly and (b) for at least 50 per cent of the journey by distance on electrified sections of the railway network in Great Britain.

Answer (Andrew Jones)

The Office of Rail and Road publishes data on electrified rail routes in Great Britain. However, this includes routes open to passengers and freight and does not contain a breakdown for passengers only.

The length of network rail operated electrified route in Great Britain was 3,583 miles in 2017-18. This represents 36% of the total mainline railway route.

This data is available at the following link:


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