David Cameron says Cornwall will benefit from a multi-million pound package of rail improvements that will lift the local economy, create new jobs and provide faster train journeys.
The £146.6m deal has been designed to boost tourism:-
- the interior of the Night Riviera Sleeper trains, which run between Penzance and London will be completely overhauled
- the Long Rock train maintenance site at Penzance will be expanded to maintain Cornwall’s sleeper trains
- a major programme of signalling improvements will start five years earlier than planned paving the way for the potential introduction of half-hourly services on the Cornish mainline.