Valley lines given 'game changing' electrification deal
A deal has been struck to electrify railway lines in the south Wales valleys after a row between the UK and Welsh governments over who should pay.
The UK government will pay to upgrade the Swansea-London mainline by 2018 at a cost of £850m, and will pay £125m towards electrifying the Valley lines.
The Welsh government will manage the Valley lines upgrade, estimated to cost between £309m and £463m.
Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb said the deal would be "game changing" for the economy and people of south Wales.
21 Nov 2014
- From the section Wales