£9 billion rail investment plans

Government announce their 5 year rail investment plans for 2014-2019 today(16 July 2012). £4bn goes on schemes that have been strongly lobbied for in recent years, including the Northern Hub, the electrification of Midland Mainline, and other electrification plans for Great Western and Cardiff valleys.   Hilary Wharf, Director, HS2AA said ‘We welcome these sensible incremental improvements to the existing network but the sting in the tail means it further worsens the already dire economic case for High Speed 2’.

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