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Wales Office hits back in rail electrification costs row

The Welsh and UK Governments are locked in a dispute over who should pay the costs of electrification of the South Wales Valley Lines

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First Minister insists UK Government should pay for Valley Lines electrification

The First Minister has repeated his insistence that the UK Government should pay for the electrification of the South Wales Valleys Lines. Opponents and ministers in London say there was an agreement on sharing the costs.

But during First Minister's Questions in the Senedd, Carwyn Jones said comments by senior UK Government figures amounted to promises to pay the full bill.

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