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Author Topic: Great Western Main Line electrification - ongoing discussion  (Read 28717 times)
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« Reply #285 on: July 12, 2018, 09:04:26 am »

Apparently electricification to Cardiff isn't going to be completed until June/July 2019, the last estimated date was, I believe, Dec 2018.
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« Reply #286 on: July 12, 2018, 11:05:00 am »

Cross posted from the May/December 2018 timetable topic...

There is no doubt this has bought Network Rail extra time to get the infrastructure works completed but no one will talk about how late they are running with these just that its better to delay the introduction of the new timetable.
Think this confirms my thoughts above:

Modern Railways Roger Ford on Twitter:

Electrification to Cardiff has been delayed to June/July 2019.

So donít be surprised if the May 19 timetable change comes and goes with no major timetable change on the GW network.

A quote on the WNXX Forum yesterday (11/07/2018) from a GWR employee:
Mark Hopwood informed us this afternoon that electrification through to Cardiff has been put back, possibly to June/July 2019. The IET and 802 delivery plan will stay on schedule with considerably more diesel mileage than planned. expect many announcements ".....train service has been cancelled due to shortage of fuel." Tongue

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