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Regular news: Issue 601 20 Jul 2012

Coalition ploughs £bns into rail electrification and capacity boosts

Andrew Forster

A massive programme of railway electrification in England and Wales, a major rail capacity enhancements in Greater Manchester, and new lines between Oxford and Bedford and to Heathrow Airport from the west feature in the Government’s five-year plan for the railways published this week.

Announcing the plans, Prime Minister David Cameron said they would result in “faster journeys, more seats, better access to stations, greater freight links and a truly world-class rail...

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