The Transport Secretary is expected to argue the economic case for the proposed High Speed Two rail route through Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire today. Patrick McLoughlin insists that, without HS2, key rail routes would be 'overwhelmed' by rising passenger numbers.
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The first of 1,400 new commuter train carriages for the south has just arrived from Germany.