– Network Rail chief executive Sir David Higgins
We do not underestimate the task laid down for us, but we will work alongside industry partners in the Rail Delivery Group to respond with a suitable plan.
There are some tough targets, made even more challenging with the need to deliver record numbers of services on essentially Victorian infrastructure. That is why the pledge to invest billions of pounds in projects to improve, update and transform our railway is not only welcome but essential.
Prime Minister David Cameron and his deputy Nick Clegg are announcing a £9 billion upgrade to Britain's railways today in a show of unity following recent tensions over reform of the House of Lords