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UK to spend $38.5 billion pounds on business travellers

Staff writer |
The UK transport minister Stephen Hammond MP announced plans to spend billions of pounds into infrastructure to boost business travelling.

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Speaking at the Business Travel Conference, Mr. Hammond said that business travel managers are among the "best informed and most discerning" commentators on the travel infrastructure in the United Kingdom. He added that 1.5 billion pounds has been pledged to improve the road network to ease congestion.

The transport minister also welcomed an "unprecedented commitment to the future of rail" with Network Rail planning to spend 37 billion pounds to run and expand the railway from 2014 to 2019.

Mr. Hammond also mentioned ambitious plans to deliver 140,000 seats on trains at peak times by the end of the decade and a focus on increasing airport capacity through the Airports Commission.

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