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Theresa Villiers: 'We need much firmer guarantees'

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Plans for a new high-speed rail network, featuring 250mph trains, have been announced by Transport Secretary Lord Adonis.

A White Paper is recommending a route for a new line between London and Birmingham with a future extension to northern England and Scotland.

Shadow transport secretary Theresa Villiers has set out the Conservative Party's concerns about the proposals.

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