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One Giant Leap For Mankind

by | 1st, April 2004

‘MORE than 30 years after Neil Armstrong uttered the immortal words, “Jeez! It IS made of cheese”, sending a man to the moon is still regarded as the zenith of human achievement.

‘Ah, Buchanan Street at last!’

However, this morning we can reveal a feat which, at least in engineering terms, can be considered its superior – sending a man (or indeed a woman) from London to Glasgow.

No, it’s not an April Fool. It is the conclusion of a Guardian investigation into what it calls “the scandal of the west coats main line”.

The modernisation of the rail link between the capital of the United Kingdom and Scotland’s biggest city was at the centre of the Tories’ most controversial privatisation – the railways.

Latest estimates of a project that was supposed to cost £1.5bn put the figure at almost £10bn,

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