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EDM (Early Day Motion) 404: tabled on 16 July 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 1 Member. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

Motion text

That this House welcomes the long overdue electrification of the South Wales Main Line; notes that the North Wales Line is vitally important to North Wales businesses and travelling public and international travellers to Irelandand potentially of European importance to freight transport; further notes that the Government intends to spend 33 billion on High Speed 2 and that Wales' fair share of that spending, as estimated at 300 million by Professor Stuart Cole of the Welsh Transport Research Group, would be more than enough to electrify the North Wales Line; believes that the next improvement to the Welsh railway network should be the electrification of the North Wales Line from Chester to Holyhead; and calls on both the UK Government and the Welsh Government to begin preparatory studies to this end immediately.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.