Transport Secretary promises "better, more cost effective" rail service

Rail electrification will lead to "more capacity" and "better connections", says the Transport Secretary.

Justine Greening MP said electric trains would be quieter, and lead to lower maintenance costs in the long term due to less "wear and tear" on the tracks.


Rail electrification announced

The UK Government announces the electrification of the Valleys lines, as well as expanding the electrification of the Great Western line to Swansea.