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Network Rail unveils £37.5bn investment plan

A £37.5bn plan to develop the UK's railway network over a five-year period has been announced by Network Rail.

The plan, covering the five years up to 2019, promises faster journeys, 170,000 more peak time commuter seats and improved reliability but depends on making savings and rising fares.

Consumer group Passenger Focus welcomed investment but said it was important to keep travel costs "under control".

Richard Westcott reports.

  • 08 Jan 2013