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Low cost rail re-opening in Ebbw Vale was a false economy

16 February 2018
 

The decision to minimise infrastructure on the Ebbw Vale railway in South East Wales on the back of flawed passenger forecasts is proving expensive, with most of the budget for additional capacity already spent but no end to the work in sight. 

The Welsh Government marked the tenth anniversary of the line’s re-opening by releasing an evaluation report, compiled in 2016, which identified economic, social and environmental benefits from the original £48m investment.

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