Network Rail director: We have a better job to do

Network Rail Director Mick Carne said the planned £38 billion upgrade to Britain's railways will improve the resilience of the system and the service for passengers.

Read: What will £38 billion be spent on to improve Britain's railways?

Speaking to Consumer Editor Chris Choi he said the investment announced today was vital, and that he was "very conscious of the fact" that Network Rail "had a better job to do".

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Network Rail plans £38bn investment to upgrade railways

A £38bn upgrade to Britain's railways is expected to be announced later today by Network Rail. More than 1.5bn passengers use the train each year and the railways are expected to carry more people than ever before by 2019.