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But Midlands confident of go-ahead

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Supporters of the Midland Metro said this week that they were still confident of getting the go ahead for the scheme despite the decision to axe projects in Liverpool and South Hampshire.

Centro director general Rob Donald will present a report to the authority next week. This will show that costs will be kept under control by letting separate contracts for vehicles, infrastructure and operation.

The report, which will form the basis of the final business case to be submitted to the Department for Transport in the new year, will reveal that costs have risen from £212M in 2000 to £282M today, with a forecast outturn cost of £369M.

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