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Letters reveal cost envelopes for major rail enhancements


Andrew Forster
04 August 2017
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Cost estimates and funding envelopes for some of Network Rail’s biggest rail enhancement projects are reported in letters released by the DfT. 

The letters were sent in January  to the senior DfT official responsible for each of the projects. Each was written by the then DfT permanent secretary, Philip Rutnam, and the chief executive of the Treasury’s Infrastructure and Projects Authority, Tony Meggs. 

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