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BRISTOL TO LONDON RAIL LINE ELECTRIFICATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 979: tabled on 04 March 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 26 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House notes that the Great Western main railway line uses diesel trains originally brought into service in the 1970s and designed to travel at 125 miles per hour; believes that in the 21st century modern rolling stock travelling at higher speeds than those envisaged 40 years ago is a reasonable expectation for passengers; and further believes that the journey should be along a sustainable electrified line and that investment in high-speed rail for the West Country and other regions is preferable to an unsustainable expansion of aviation and a third runway at Heathrow Airport.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

BRISTOL TO LONDON RAIL LINE ELECTRIFICATION (Amendment 1)
leave out from `line' to end.
Conservative, Spelthorne
1
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EDM 979A1: tabled on 6 March 2009