HC Deb 13 April 1978 vol 947 c489W
Mr. Brocklebank-Fowler

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if, in the light of the Transport White Paper, he will confirm the likely starting date for the A17 West Lynn-Clenchwarton-Terrington St. Clement bypass and his latest estimate for a completion date.

Mr. Horam

I confirm that, as stated in the White Paper "Policy on Roads: England 1978", this scheme is programmed to start in 1979–80; construction is expected to take two years.

Years Railway Route Miles at 31st December Railway Passenger Stations at 31st December Railway Staff'000 at 31st December Railway Passenger Journeys in millions Railway Freight in million tonnes
1948 19,630 6,686 649 996 278
1955 19,060 5,594 563 994 279
1965 14,920 3,161 365 865 232
1976 11,189 2,361 222 708 178

1948 is the earliest year for which comparable figures are to hand, and 1976 is the last year for which information is available. Information about railway mileage for years other than those shown cannot be obtained without disproportionate cost.

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