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MPs press Chancellor on West Norfolk rail upgrade amid £500 million cost fears

Rail industry chiefs have been slammed for their handling of a long-sought upgrade to the line to and from West Norfolk.

Speculation has suggested the project to expand the Ely North junction, seen as essential to enable twice-hourly trains to run between Lynn and London, is in trouble because of rising costs.

But Norfolk’s Conservative MPs have met the Chancellor, Sajid Javid, this week to make the case for it and other key infrastructure projects, such as dualling of the A47, ahead of next month’s Budget.

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