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Exclusive: funding cuts blamed as 107 councils say they have no plans to expand network

Government must change policy on rail electrification or risk missing climate change targets, industry body warns

The national body for Britain’s railways has warned the government could miss its targets of decarbonising train travel by 2040 unless it changes its policy on electrification.

Spring Statement: Philip Hammond hints at Spending Review boost for Northern Powerhouse rail

Philip Hammond has hinted that the Government will throw its weight behind a major strategic rail project in the north later this year, when he delivered his Spring Statement today.

Rail electrification costs slashed in 10-year plan

The cost of rail electrification projects could be slashed by as much as 50%, if the government commits to a 10-year pipeline of work, according to the Railway Industry Association (RIA).

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  • New station set to be added to c2c line as part of 3,000 home planA NEW station is set to be added to the c2c line from Fenchurch Street to Southend. Work on a major new housing development in Dagenham is set to start in coming weeks, including a new railway station on the c2c line.
  • Wearside MP calls for an expansion of the Metro to WashingtonSharon Hodgson, MP for Washington and Sunderland West and Shadow Minister for Public Health, has today submitted evidence to the Department for Transport’s Call for Evidence on light rail, and sent a letter to Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport calling for the Tyne and Wear Metro to be extended to Washington.

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  • West Midlands unveils new May rail timetableMore direct services, greater capacity and extra evening and weekend services have been promised as West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway launch their new timetable for May 2019. The train operators have revealed a raft of changes including an “enhanced” timetable and...

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  • Cost of UK electrification could be cut by two-thirdsUK: Better planning of projects, wider adoption of best practice and a long-term commitment to a rolling programme could reduce the cost of overhead line electrification to between 33% and 50% of current prices, according to a report published by the UK’s Railway Industry Association on March 14.

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