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THE UK Government is denying that a major rail service between Wales and England could be split in two, despite announcing a study into electrifying only the English half of the route.
Rail experts have told the Echo the entire cost of electrifying the main rail line between London Paddington and Swansea would cost no more than building a new station at Tottenham Court Road - yet the UK Government is only prepared to pay for electrification as far as Cardiff.
The pounds 350m investment in the links between the Welsh capital and Swansea and the Valleys comes as pounds 1bn is being spent electrifying the line between Cardiff and Paddington.
That scenario could see the Government and the Assembly Government seeking to reach a funding agreement on electrifying the 40 miles of track from Cardiff to Swansea.
THE UK Government will announce its decision on electrifying the main Great Western rail line in one month, it has been confirmed, as behind-the-scenes haggling continues over who should pay for what.
The organisation that owns Britain's railway lines has launched a feasibility study into electrifying several of the key commuter routes into Cardiff Queen Street.
THE UK Government has been accused of discriminating against Wales after it emerged it was spending more on a new London railway station than it is prepared to spend on electrifying the main London to South Wales rail line.
HOPES of electrifying the main railway line between South Wales and London were given a boost yesterday as Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillan said she was optimistic over the project.
News that the cost of building a single new station in central London for the Crossrail route is equivalent to the cost of electrifying the Great Western mainline as far as Swansea should give us all pause for thought.
MINISTERS have decided against electrifying the main railway line into South Wales, according to a senior director of Network Rail (NR).
bar] SIR - It was heartening indeed to read your article on the cross-party support for electrifying the Valleys' railways.
There have been suggestions that ministers will propose electrifying the line from London to Bristol, rather than all the way to Swansea as originally envisaged.
And we have also established that a strong high-level case may exist for electrifying some of the Valley lines north of Cardiff.
Prof Cole also said the argument in favour of electrifying the Valleys lines was a strong one.
The network in Wales currently has no electrified track and is served by a diesel fleet of trains - although the UK Government has committed to electrifying the Great Western Main Line from London as far west as Cardiff at a cost of around pounds 1bn.