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£9bn Investment in Rail is "Insult" to Cornwall

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5:17am 17th July 2012
(Updated 5:17am 17th July 2012)

It is feared Cornwall won't see a penny of a nine billion pound investment in railways.

Campaigners are condemning plans to upgrade the track from London to Bristol as an "insult" to the Duchy.

They fear the number of services from here to the capital will be slashed from nine to six.

Lord Robin Teverson, a member of the Cornwall and Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership said, "We have this announcement just as the Transport Minister Teresa Villiers finalises the new franchise agreement for the Great Western area which reduces the number of daily direct rail services from London to Penzance from nine to six. Not only that, she has rejected the idea of a regular half hourly service along Cornwall's main line.

"So at a time of good news for the rest of the nation when it comes to their rail services, Cornwall looks forward to service cuts, more overcrowding, and out of date rolling stock.

"Cornwall has invested more in its own rail network than any other local authority.  That investment has been successful.  The increase in passengers are travelling by rail has been the highest in the country.  Our reward?  A reduction in the quality of services under the next franchise."

5:17am 17th July 2012

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