Monday 8 Sep 2003


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Network Rail’s Chairman, Ian McAllister, today made his first ‘official’ visit to Wales and met with the Minister for Economic Development and Transport, Mr Andrew Davies AM, and other Assembly officials. The Chairman is to be taken on a tour of Newport station to view plans for its upgrade and also a visit to the Ebbw Vale Railway to see proposals for the Ebbw Vale line project. Ian McAllister said: “I hope this visit will help the Company to understand some of the plans and aspirations the Welsh Assembly have for their railway. It will be an invaluable visit to build relationships and help smooth the way for future developments.”

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