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Review value of electrification schemes, MPs tell ministers


Andrew Forster
17 March 2017

The Government should review its rail electrification plans such as for the Midland Main Line and TransPennine line in the light of the Great Western electrification debacle, the House of Commons public accounts committee has told ministers. 

The committee’s report on the Great Western project notes the DfT’s claim that nearly all the benefits for passengers will be achieved even though four major parts of the electrification programme have been deferred indefinitely....

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