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Braintree: Rail loop line could be cheaper than first thought
9:00am Tuesday 9th October 2012 in News
Building a new railway line to increase the number of trains in Braintree could be cheaper than first thought.
Consultants commissioned by Braintree Council claim a static loop line at White Notley station - allowing one train to pass another - could cost £11.6million. This would cheaper than the early Network Rail estimate of £16.8million.
A dynamic loop - a longer double track line between White Notley and Witham - could cost £18.4million, compared to the early estimate of £46.8million.
Braintree Council said the socio-economic study by consultants Mott MacDonald showed that every £1 invested in the project would reap a return of more than £2.50.
Full story in tomorrow's Times.