Transport Secretary launches £794m investment to boost rail links in North and South

A £794m investment package to reopen two important rail routes closed more than 50 years ago has been announced last week by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.

The new funding includes £760m for the delivery of the next phase of East-West Rail, which will create 1,500 skilled jobs and reinstate direct rail services between Bicester and Bletchley for the first time since 1968.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “Restoring railways helps put communities back on the map and this investment forms part of our nationwide effort to build back vital connections and unlock access to jobs, education and housing.

A reminder that NSAR knows that major investment will require human resources with the appropriate skills and expertise to deliver. NSAR’s Skills & Training division offers a range of services to assist in developing and training the right people to support employers embarking on major projects.

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