Newslinks | Extra Rail Carriages for London

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The Guardian reports that there are plans afoot to add 1,300 extra carriages to the rail network:

The London commuter franchise will get 256 more carriages by 2014, followed by One, which operates out of London Liverpool Street station, with 188 carriages. The majority of the new carriages will be given to train companies operating in and out of the capital, where more than two-thirds of all British rail journeys originate and end.

With as many as two-thirds of these journeys passing through or terminating in London, this is excellent news for Londoners, and a good sign that the Government is taking seriously its stated intention to get more people on public transport and off the roads.