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Electrification studied for Cardiff Valley Lines

The DfT and Welsh Assembly Government are to develop a business case for electrifying the Valley line network of railways above Cardiff.

Transport secretary Philip Hammond said the DfT had established that a “strong high-level case” may exist for electrification. He also announced that the Government would fund the £704m electrification of the Great Western Main Line between Didcot, Bristol and Cardiff by 2017. This builds on last November’s announcement of...

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