Monday, July 16 2012
Transport Secretary Justine Greening has announced more than £9 billion of growth-boosting railway upgrades across England and Wales.
This upgrade represents faster journey times, more reliable services and capacity for 140,000 extra daily commutes by train.
The full £9.4bn programme of improvements to the rail network, published today, will meet the needs of intercity passengers, commuters and freight up to the end of this decade, while the Government continues to work on High Speed 2 to deliver rail capacity for the British economy in the decades to come.
New schemes totalling £4.2bn include:
Transport Secretary Justine Greening said: “Investment on this scale, in every region of the country, shows how this coalition government is focused on delivering an affordable, reliable and faster railway network that drives jobs and growth.”
Prime Minister David Cameron said “In what is the biggest modernisation of our railways since the Victorian era this investment will mean faster journeys, more seats, better access to stations, greater freight links and a truly world class rail network.”
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