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Rail News: Issue 362 17 May 2009

Operators urge early commitment on electrification

Meera Rambissoon

Association of Train Operating Companies chief executive Michael Roberts has called for commitment on high speed rail with the go-ahead of electrifying the Great Western and Midland Main Lines.

Following the publication by Network Rail of its proposed electrification strategy, Roberts said: “An electrified Great Western route will transform the train service, with faster, quieter and greener trains serving Wales and the West Country, improving journey times.

“Our aspiration is to...

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