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Grayling confirms electrification will form part of £3bn TransPennine upgrade

The transport secretary has confirmed to the UK rail supply sector that the TransPennine route upgrade will include both major civil engineering projects and electrification as part of its future plans.

‘Stark’ lack of Welsh rail investment revealed

THE amount of money being invested in the Welsh rail network is proportionately much lower than elsewhere in Britain and the result is poorer services, according to economy and transport secretary Ken Skates.

Tees Valley Mayor: £2.8bn HS2 train contract should go to Hitachi Rail

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen is today (July 18) calling on the Secretary of State for Transport to award a £2.8bn train contract to North East-based Hitachi Rail Europe.

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  • ‘Stark’ lack of Welsh rail investment revealedTHE amount of money being invested in the Welsh rail network is proportionately much lower than elsewhere in Britain and the result is poorer services, according to economy and transport secretary Ken Skates.

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