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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-14306: Kezia Dugdale (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 1 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what the locations are of the Intercity Express Programme Gauging Priority (a) 1 and (b) 2 site work; by what date the work will be completed, and what impact the liquidation of Carillion will have on this work.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 12 February 2018

The IEP programme, and therefore these works, are the responsibility of the UK Government.

Network Rail has advised that there is a number of sites that still require some gauge clearance work between Aberdeen and Edinburgh for the new Intercity Express Programme trains. The impact of the liquidation of Carillion upon this programme of works is being determined.