£1 Billion Rail Investment

Network Rail has announced it's to spend £1 billion developing the Great Western mainline.

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£1 billion rail investment: full report

It's being called the biggest investment in the region's railways since Victorian times. Today, network rail announced it's to spend £1 billion improving rail services in the south west.

The main improvements are the electrification of the route between Bristol into London; major improvements at Temple Meads and upgrading of signalling systems by 2015.

So what will it mean for commuters? Our reporter Eli-Louise Wringe has been finding out.

£9 billion rail investment

The money will pay for electrification of the Great Western main line Credit: ITV West

Network Rail has announced a nine billion pound investment in the West of England rail network. It says it's the biggest investment in the region's trains since Victorian times.

The money will pay for electrification of the Great Western main line between the South West and London, as well as other projects.

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