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Severn Tunnel’s electrification doesn’t work

16 August 2019
The Severn Tunnel, during electrification works
The Severn Tunnel, during electrification works

 

Electrification equipment installed in the Severn Tunnel three years ago as part of the Great Western electrification project cannot be used without costly remedial works. 

In 2014, Network Rail said it expected electrification between London Paddington and Cardiff Central to be completed and ready for use by December 2017. The date was later deferred to December 2019, but the final ten miles into Cardiff will not be ready until further works have been completed over the Christmas and New...

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