The an­swer not ar­riv­ing on Plat­form 9

So we asked the Gov­ern­ment and the reg­u­la­tor what the up­grade was cost­ing...

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - NEWS -

THE GOV­ERN­MENT SAID

The Min­is­ter for Trans­port and the Is­lands has com­mit­ted to write to Par­lia­ment in the first in­stance once there is con­fi­dence in the ac­tual fi­nal costs – which we ex­pect to have shortly.

In­creases are to be ex­pected, par­tic­u­larly given the well­doc­u­mented weak­nesses in pre­vi­ous Net­work Rail project man­age­ment and fore­cast­ing. De­spite this we fully ex­pect our key rail projects to come in within the Con­trol Pe­riod 5 bud­get.

The projects re­main af­ford­able and de­liv­er­able, un­like else­where in the UK, as we con­tinue to build the best rail­way Scot­land has ever had

THE REG­U­LA­TOR SAID

£858 mil­lion

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