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Alistair Darling reopens debate

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Transport secretary Alistair Darling has reopened the debate into the possibility of a new high speed railway line linking London and Scotland. 'We need to look ahead at how demand for rail might develop over the next 10 to 20 years and that means looking at additional capacity, the possibility of high speed service lines to the north and south, ' Darling told the 'Future of Rail: making it happen' conference in London.

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