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Electrified rail in North Wales?

Welsh Secretary, David Jones, will visit Llandudno today to discuss the possible electrification of the North Wales Railway Line. Earlier this year the UK Government confirmed plans to electrify the line from Cardiff to Swansea, and the Valley lines.

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Welsh Secretary: 'Important step forward' in making case for North Wales rail electrification

Today's meeting in Llandudno to discuss making a business case for electrifying the North Wales mainline was a success, says the Welsh Secretary.

I'm delighted with the outcome of today's meeting. We have now started the process which, I hope, will result in a strong and robust business case for the electrification of the railway line from Holyhead to Crewe. This will not be a short process . Nevertheless this is an important first step and a clear demonstration of the commitment of the business sector and all levels of government in Wales to the electrification of the main railway line in North Wales. I look forward to seeing the business case develop.

– David Jones MP, Secretary of State for Wales

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