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Minister to set out rail spending plans

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Rail minister Claire Perry is to set out plans for rail infrastructure spending at an event next month.

Perry will be among a series of high profile speakers at the New Civil Engineer UK Rail conference in London in June.

The minister will discuss how the government will support continued investment in the rail network – and ensure this funding goes even further.

She will be joined at the event by senior figures from infrastructure operator Network Rail and regulator the Office of Rail and Road as the industry looks to move on from a tumultuous 12 months.

A report by Network Rail chairman Sir Peter Hendy last autumn revealed that the body would sell £1.8bn of assets, borrow £700M and delay certain projects beyond 2019 as it sought to get through its troubled current investment programme.

Other sessions at the event will look at the Northern Line extension, the Northern Powerhouse and the changing role of rail engineers.

The conference will take place on 22 and 23 June at the Inmarsat conference centre in London.

Book your place here.

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