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Autumn Statement: 35 road and rail schemes get go-ahead

George Osborne has announced road and rail schemes across the UK, including a new rail line from Oxford to Bedford and halving tolls on the Humber Bridge.

The chancellor's list of projects included an extension to London Underground's Northern Line, a new Thames crossing, a major road scheme in Bristol, upgrades to the M1, M4, M6, A14 and A45, upgrading the Tyne and Wear Metro and electrifying the TransPennine rail line from Manchester to Yorkshire.

He said the 35 projects - and extending broadband and wi-fi services - would "overhaul the physical infrastructure of our nation".

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  • 29 Nov 2011
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