§ Mr. A. Edward Davies
asked the Minister of War Transport what progress has 303W been made in the electrification of suburban railway services as recommended in the Final Report of the Royal Commission on Transport, 1930.
§ Mr. Barnes:
Since the date of the Report the mileage of lines electrified has been as follows:
Main Line Railways, 480¼ route miles.
London Passenger Transport Board, 24 miles.
In addition, electrification of the following route mileages was in hand, but was interrupted by the outbreak of war:
Main Line Railways, 125¼ route miles.
London Passenger Transport Board, 62¾ route miles.
It is difficult to draw the line precisely between suburban and other lines but on a broad interpretation, all the above mileage, may be regarded as of an urban or suburban character.