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Thursday, 20 July, 2000, 13:32 GMT 14:32 UK
Transport 2010 at a glance
A breakdown of the main points of the government's plans for transport to the year 2010

Rail: 60bn

  • Investment to allow 50% more passengers, with faster and safer journeys

  • 7bn rail modernisation fund to "lever in" private capital to the system

  • 6,000 new carriages and trains

    Roads: 59bn

  • 30bn to eliminate backlog in road maintenance

  • 80 major trunk road schemes to improve safety and traffic flow at junctions

  • 100 new bypasses on trunk and local roads and 130 other full-scale local road improvement schemes

  • Lower-noise surfaces for 60% of trunk roads

  • A 10% increase in bus passenger journeys and an extension of bus priority schemes

  • Widen 360 miles of motorway and trunk road network

    Local transport schemes: 26bn

  • Build 100 new bypasses

  • 20bn for London, excluding roads - could include a revival of the shelved cross-London rail link and new East Thames river crossings for road and rail

  • Up to 25 light railway schemes in urban areas - doubling the existing number

  • More cycle and walking routes and more 20mph areas

  • Rural Transport Fund to rise from 60m to 95m to help secure local bus services

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