Reports: Treasury shelves £30bn plan to electrify UK railways over cost concerns

Cecilia Keating
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Roughly 42 percent of the UK rail network is currently electrified | Credit: iStock
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Roughly 42 percent of the UK rail network is currently electrified | Credit: iStock

Clean transport advocates point out £30bn price tag for railway electrification is in the same ball park as budget for road building

The Treasury is facing further accusations that it is hampering the UK's net zero transition, after reports emerged over the weekend that it has blocked plans to electrify Britain's railways over cost...

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