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Railway spending details announced

31 October 2013 Last updated at 07:11 GMT

Details of how £21bn will be spent on Britain's railways for the next five years will be published on Thursday, focusing on improving safety and efficiency.

Spending projects include the electrification of lines, route improvement work and the closure of hundreds of dangerous level crossings.

The Office for Rail Regulation report comes as MPs vote on whether to let the government start spending money on preparations for the HS2 rail project.

Sangita Myska reports.