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Funding / Financing, Railways, Scotland

Scots cutback electrification plans

The Scottish Government  this week cut back its rail electrification programme, dropping plans to electrify as far north as Dunblane and Alloa from the Edinburgh-Glasgow Improvement Project (EGIP).

Transport minister Keith Brown announced a £300m reduction in the EGIP project costs, bringing the programme down to £650m. This will still deliver electrification of the main line between Edinburgh and Glasgow via Falkirk, and faster journey times on the route. The...

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