Scottish sleeper service funds announced [BBC News]





Date: 21/12/2011

The Scottish government has committed £50m in funding to secure cross-border sleeper train services. This matches £50m in UK government investment detailed in Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement. Mr Osborne made the funds available on the condition Holyrood ministers agreed to co-fund an improvement programme. The money will be used to replace the cross-border Caledonian Sleeper fleet, which is coming to the end of its life, and improve on-train facilities.


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The Scottish government commits £50m in funding to secure cross-border sleeper train services.

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