Passengers will benefit from more seats, new trains and better rail performance and regional socio-economies of key urban centres in the South West of England and Thames Valley will also be boosted.
To mark this launch, Network Rail’s Chief Executive, David Higgins, and Secretary of State for Transport, Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, will be presenting and meeting key stakeholders at Paddington station.
This occassion will also celebrate the completion of the Paddington roof.
Secretary of State for Transport, Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP
Network Rail, Chief Executive, David Higgins
Network Rail, Western Route Managing Director, Patrick Hallgate
First Great Western, Managing Director, Mark Hopwood
CBI South West, Director, David Rosser
14 July 2011, Thursday
1030 - 1200
Platform 10, Paddington station, London