Government pressured to clarify when it knew rail upgrades would be shelved

Government pressured to clarify when it knew rail upgrades would be shelved

Department for Transport refuses FOI request from BBC to release document commissioned before election showing scale of delays and cost overruns

The government has come under renewed pressure to clarify exactly when it knew major rail upgrades promised in its election manifesto would be shelved, after Network Rail confirmed it had told the Department for Transport in March that schemes might have to be deferred.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has refused a freedom of information request from the BBC to release a document commissioned before the election to show ministers the scale of delays and cost overruns.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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