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Electrification of Midland Mainline

Councillor Rob Murphy, Green Party transport spokesperson, commented :

“We welcome electrification of the Sheffield to London train line due to the reliability, environmental and cost benefits. But this improvement must be accompanied by wider investment in public transport, buses as well as trains, so that everyone in and around Sheffield can benefit from better services.  Investment costs should not be borne by passengers paying higher fares. Many fares are unaffordable already and the government should be funding rail improvements after decades of under investment. All travellers benefit from better public transport which reduces road congestion and air pollution.”

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