Rail Investment Set To Boost UK Events

UK cities set to benefit from £8bn worth of investment in rail improements announced by the government recently

The event industry in Liverpool, manchester and London will benefit the most. Lines in the North West, from manchester to liverpool, and Manchester to Blackpool are going to be electrified. Londons Crossrail and Thameslink upgrades have also been allocated funds.

The cash, set aside by Transport Secretary Phillip Hammond, will also see 2000 carriages added to ease overcrowding on UK train lines. The UK Event idustry constantly comes under criticism because of overcrowded and unreliable trains, making it difficult to get to and from events. In addition, general passenger journeys by rail have actually dipped in the past year. The 8bn investment could go some way to encouraging investment in UK events.

Source: Event Magazine Nov 10

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