Bosses power on with works

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rail chiefs are to press ahead with £27 million worth of bridge works even though they are no longer necessary, after cuts to the £1 billion electrification programme between Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Network Rail confirmed the contract to raise the height of 28 rail bridges to allow the erection of electric overhead wires will continue, even though only ten are on routes still due to be electrified.

The Scottish Government has slashed £350m from the project and scrapped a new stretch of line near Dalmeny to link the Glasgow and Fife lines.