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Response to £48 billion investment in the railways

15 May 2019

Welcoming the announcement of a £48 billion investment in the railways, which includes new trains and track, Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said: 

"Putting passengers' needs at the heart of our railways is key to creating a network that benefits the whole country. Investment like this is much needed and should help attract new passengers as well as improving journeys for those already using our railways.

"Creating a greener, cleaner train fleet is paramount to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transport and helping us meet our climate change objectives, so this investment is crucial"

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For further information please contact the press office on 020 3746 2235 or communications@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to Editors

The announcement can be read online

Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).

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