£240m investment for East Coast Main Line

The government is to announce a £9bn investment in railways in England and Wales to improve journey times and increase capacity.

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Millions invested in East Coast

The main east coast line will receive millions of pounds, as part of a countrywide programme of rail investment. The aim is to reduce journey times and increase the number of passengers travelling between the North East and London.

The government has also confirmed a previous announcement to electrify the Trans-Pennine route between Manchester and York.

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