Improving Britain's railway infrastructure

Yesterday the government announced a £794 million investment package to help restore two important railways, creating jobs and reconnecting communities.

  • At the 2019 election, the Conservatives were elected on a promise to level up infrastructure and restore many previously closed railways to their former glory.
  • That promise is being delivered in both the North and South. The next phase of East West Rail will reinstate direct rail services between Bicester and Bletchley, creating 1,500 jobs. Millions of pounds are also being committed to progress plans at pace to reopen the line between Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Ashington.
  • By levelling up transport infrastructure across the country, we can build back better after the pandemic, boosting economic growth, unlocking new housing and creating jobs.


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