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Comment on the Government’s review of rail announcement

Commenting on the Government’s review of railways

Baroness Jo Valentine, Chief Executive of London First, said:

“Reform which recognises London’s unique and growing demands, and prioritises investment according to local need, would be welcome news for the millions of commuters who travel in overcrowded conditions every day. When two thirds of all rail journeys begin or end in the capital, growing the capacity and quality of London’s links remains critical to the health of UK plc.”

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Notes to Editors
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