CBI comments on rail investment announcement

17 Jul 2012 11:21 AM

The CBI commented on the Government’s announcement of an additional £4.2 billion for rail schemes across the country.

John Cridland, CBI Director-General, said:

“This announcement demonstrates a welcome commitment from the Government to provide much-needed additional capacity and electrification for our heavily-used rail network. Schemes like the Northern Hub and new ‘Electric Spine’ will bring our cities closer together and provide a spur to businesses up and down the country.

“Building on today, I look forward to seeing further ambitious investment decisions for the road network.”

Notes to Editors:

The CBI is the UK's leading business organisation, speaking for some 240,000 businesses that together employ around a third of the private sector workforce. With offices across the UK as well as representation in Brussels, Washington, Beijing and Delhi the CBI communicates the British business voice around the world.