Government sets out 2020 plan for North East Rail

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Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps has committed to improving rail connections across the north-east, outlining how increased investment will boost the rail network. The Government has confirmed it will establish a £500 million fund to explore reopening former routes which could benefit communities who have lost transport connections. It forms part of a broader to plan to level up infrastructure across the country.

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