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'Right time' for high-speed rail, says Lord Adonis

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It is "absolutely the right time" to plan for a new high-speed rail network, featuring 250mph trains, Lord Adonis has said.

The transport secretary was speaking as proposals for a new line between London and Birmingham, with a future extension to northern England and Scotland, were published.

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