Transport secretary Grant Shapps has announced development funding for a number of rail projects in England and Wales.
The awards in England are:
The funding announced for Wales is:
News of the Welsh funding was welcomed by James Price, the chief executive of Transport for Wales. He said that in the last financial year TfW had spent spent £796m on rail services. This included £516m acquiring the Core Valleys Lines from Network Rail, £187m on the Wales and Borders rail service and an additional £28m on projects and service operation.
The powers over the Core Valley Lines were passed from Network Rail to Transport for Wales in March.
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