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No guarantee over rail electrification to Swansea

The man in charge of Britain's rail network has told BBC Wales he cannot guarantee the south Wales mainline will be electrified all the way to Swansea.

Sir Peter Hendy, chairman of Network Rail was speaking on a visit to a rail contractor in Cardiff.

Network Rail said the ambition is to electrify the line to Swansea by 2024 but business leaders in the city are concerned the work will not be extended past Cardiff.

Jordan Davies reports.

  • 24 Oct 2016
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