10 Downing Street -
17 Jul 2012
£9 billion growth-boosting railway upgrade across England and Wales
Crossrail, Thameslink, and electrification between London and Cardiff among £5.2bn of projects already committed to during 2014-2019.
More than £9 billion of growth-boosting railway upgrades across England and Wales – representing faster journey times, more reliable services and capacity for 140,000 extra daily commutes by train – have been announced by Transport Secretary Justine Greening.
The full £9.4bn programme of improvements to the rail network published yesterday will meet the needs of intercity passengers, commuters and freight up to the end of this decade while the Government continues to work on High Speed 2 to deliver rail capacity for the British economy in the decades to come.
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