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« Reply #915 on: January 15, 2020, 10:30:08 am »

Reported elsewhere today (15/01/2020) that the Severn Tunnel full use has been put back to sometime in May (2020 that is at the moment).  No reason given yet.

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« Reply #916 on: January 15, 2020, 05:06:43 pm »

Reported elsewhere today (15/01/2020) that the Severn Tunnel full use has been put back to sometime in May (2020 that is at the moment).  No reason given yet.

Could be a few reasons, Working timetable change needed to implement to use, the project / NR / ORR may feel the need for a prolonged "soak" test, electrical that is and not water  Grin, there may be more dynamic test runs need

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