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And so the u-turns begin. One of the Conservative Party pledges was to upgrade the UK’s rail infrastructure, much of it built in the Victorian era, over the course of this five-year government. Everyone agrees it is urgently needed, but it now appears that the Department for Transport was made aware before the May election that there were neither the funds for the myriad projects proposed, and that the projects themselves were growing in cost.

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