Boris Johnson announces £500 million to reopen closed rail services

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As reported by the Times, Leader of the Conservative Party, Boris Johnson has announced a £500m fund to reopen closed rail services in the north of England and the Midlands. The announcement forms part of the Conservatives’ Towns Fund policy. This would see local authorities or metro mayors having to bid for a share of the money and gather additional funding from other sources to supplement this.

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