The UK government has today announced that major investment will take place on the UK rail network to the tune of £9.4 billion. The work should start in 2014 and run until 2019. Creating the capacity for up to 140,000 additional daily commutes via train.
The majority of improves will be within the London region which is expected to create 120,000 extra commutes on a daily basis. The investment will create thousands of new jobs throughout the UK and is expected to see a float of non EU workers entering the UK rail sector.
Chancellor Mr George Osborne added, “The government is making funds available to invest in major rail network projects then any other time since the Victorian era, we are committed to delivering support and investment as promised in public infrastructure that we see as supporting the UK economic growth.”