Electrification Task Force

The Secretary of State for Transport established the Electrification Task Force to provide him with advice on the next steps for electrification in the North of England.

It reported to the Secretary of State in March 2015, setting out how schemes could be brought forward and their development accelerated. The Task Force was chaired by Andrew Jones MP.

How the Electrification Task Force is governed and supported

Northern MPs and Councillors, supported by officers from Network Rail and Rail North's partner authorities, have worked with DfT to determine the priorities for electrification.

Prioritising the electrification of the North’s railways

The Electrification Task Force based its recommendations on a wealth of technical and economic evidence.