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In a policy u-turn, the Conservative Party has said it will not support any future move to build new nuclear power stations.

Gales over the weekend battered signalling and ripped down overhead cabling on the UK rail network. Clearing leaves from the track is normally carried out on Sundays, but work this week was focused on removing trees blown across the line. Leaf clearance was still to be carried out on many parts of the network as NCE went to press, delaying repairs to damaged infrastructure. Rail services across the UK were expected to be running close to timetable by today.

Railtrack is this week undertaking a £4.5M refurbishment of three structures on the InvernessPerth line. Work includes replacement of the central track section of the Grade A listed five span timber Moy viaduct, partial replacement of the Dalnaspidal Bridge at Altavaich Burn and reinforcement of Kingswood Tunnel.

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