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Over £1.2m a day spent on Scotland’s railways

Over £1.2m a day spent on Scotland’s railways | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
THE sheer scale of spending on improving Scotland’s rail network was revealed today with Network Rail announcing £224 million of work done between April and September - the equivalent of more than £1.2m a day.
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Rail investment delivers £154m boost to industry in Scotland

Rail investment delivers £154m boost to industry in Scotland | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Investment in enhancing the rail network generated more than £154m of work for businesses in Scotland over the last financial year, according to new figures released today by Network Rail.
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Rail franchise deal to go ahead

Rail franchise deal to go ahead | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The transport secretary says there will not be a delay in signing a new West Coast Main Line contract, despite pressure from Virgin Rail and Labour.
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Scotland-London rail route in £208m taxpayer boost

Scotland-London rail route in £208m taxpayer boost | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The nationalised railway company operating the East Coast main line has returned £208.7 million to taxpayers as revenues soared, fuelling the debate over plans to return it to private hands.
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UK Government 'would block plans for publicly-owned trains in Wales'

The UK Government appears to have quashed plans for a publicly-owned train operating company in Wales, by rejecting Scotland’s similar proposals.

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Labour seeks rail franchise delay

Labour seeks rail franchise delay | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Labour urges ministers to delay signing a new contract for the West Coast Mainline franchise until Parliament can review the £10bn deal next week.
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