Thameslink concerns

Delays in awarding the contract to build the trains for the Government's Thameslink rail upgrade may have put the project in jeopardy, a public spending watchdog has said.

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Concerns over Thameslink delays

Has the Government's failure to buy new trains for Thameslink put the entire upgrade of the multi-billion pound route at risk?

The Government was supposed to sign a contract for the trains three years ago.

Today the National Audit Office condemned that delay, saying it could mean the vital improvements to the route delay wont be ready by the deadline of 2018.

Political Correspondent Simon Harris reports.

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