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  • Judge projects on their merits, not on who proposes themIAN Blackford was right to point out that the High-Speed Railway 2 project did not cover Scotland, any more than our subsidy bill for London Crossrail, Jubilee Line, sewage etc did. By the time it gets to Leeds we’ll all be deid and by the time it gets to Scotland – well, forget it.

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  • Network Rail install new Dawlish sea wall Network Rail’s plan to protect the vital rail line to the south west from rising sea levels and extreme weather has taken a big step forward despite challenging storm conditions. A large sea wall is being installed in Dawlish, Devon to defend the costal railway line and the iconic footpath...
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  • TransPennine Express under pressure, as performance targets are set Transport for the North has given TransPennine Express new and strict public performance targets, after months of cancellations and other problems. The decision comes only a few days since rail minister Chris Heaton-Harris warned that the Department for Transport was prepared to take action against TPE unless performance improved. Transport for the North™s strategic rail director David Hoggarth said: ˜Passengers in the North of England must have a rail service they can rely on. In the run-up to Christmas last year TPE simply failed to provide what was needed.™

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