Railways: Infrastructure

(asked on 29th January 2024) - View Source

Question to the Department for Transport:

To ask His Majesty's Government whether, when life-expired railway infrastructure is being replaced, present appraisal methodology provides for the replacement infrastructure to reflect the current speeds and braking characteristics of modern trains.

Answered by
Lord Davies of Gower Portrait
Lord Davies of Gower
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
This question was answered on 12th February 2024

The need to replace railway infrastructure is determined by regular inspections and reviews of the current state of the network. These test that the infrastructure is sufficient to safely and reliably support the type and speed of trains that it is intended to allow the operation of.

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