House builders, manufacturers and finance are among the sectors of the economy set to benefit from the government's commitment this week to spend £48bn to keep rail services running between 2019-2024, new research reveals.
Responding to the Government’s announcement, Paul Plummer, Chief Executive of the Rail Delivery Group, which brings together train companies and Network Rail to improve the railway, said:
New figures from the rail regulator published today show record levels of investment from the private sector going into Britain’s railway. The £925million invested last year is the highest figure in at least a decade.
Hundreds of new train carriages with more seats are among major improvements to Scotland’s railway, set to make journeys faster, more comfortable and more reliable, better connecting communities across the country over the next two and a half years.
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