Lord Patten – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Transport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Lord Patten on 2015-12-09.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the annual amount spent on upgrading the railway tracks and stations between Salisbury and Exeter between 2015 and 2020 will increase or decrease in real terms.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon

Network Rail currently has no funded strategic plans for significant upgrading on this route. However, it advises that it is working closely with local stakeholders, including Local Enterprise Partnerships and local authorities, to work up potential schemes that could support growth and meet the needs of passengers.