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Author Topic: Great Western Main Line electrification - ongoing discussion  (Read 706510 times)
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« Reply #525 on: March 01, 2011, 04:44:13 pm »

Frequency from London to Swansea of only 1 tph resulted in not having sufficient business case for electrification.
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« Reply #526 on: March 01, 2011, 04:46:25 pm »

Apparently a journey time of 100 minutes from Cardiff to London quoted post-electrification...
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« Reply #527 on: March 01, 2011, 04:47:51 pm »

Apparently a journey time of 100 minutes from Cardiff to London quoted post-electrification...
Intersting to know if any of that time saving will be from removing station calls.
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« Reply #528 on: March 01, 2011, 05:01:56 pm »

Temple Meads to London to be increased to 4 tph due to electrification from Temple Meads to Bristol Parkway.
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« Reply #529 on: March 01, 2011, 05:02:21 pm »

Knitting to Temple Meads via Chippenham and Bath, as well as the 'branch line' (as referred to by one MP) to Cardiff. Also BPW to BRI to be wired.
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« Reply #530 on: March 01, 2011, 05:03:53 pm »

'branch line'
Technically anything divering from the main Paddington to Penzance via Bristol line is leaving the Main Line.
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« Reply #531 on: March 01, 2011, 05:05:21 pm »

Temple Meads to London to be increased to 4 tph due to electrification from Temple Meads to Bristol Parkway.

Pathing is going to be interesting up Filton Bank. Four tracking as well?
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« Reply #532 on: March 01, 2011, 05:06:02 pm »

Hammond 3-0 Eagle...

in the public speaking competition, I reckon...

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« Reply #533 on: March 01, 2011, 05:07:23 pm »

Also Barry Island line to be electrified.  I would assume that trains from Barry to Llantwit Major and then Bridgend will still be diesel.
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« Reply #534 on: March 01, 2011, 05:07:27 pm »

He hasn't confirmed the HST life extension yet and seeing as the plan seemed to be for Devon and Cornwall not to get IEP units this was quite important.
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« Reply #535 on: March 01, 2011, 05:11:53 pm »

Agility Trains press release following the SoS's statement:

http://www.agilitytrains.com/assets/pdf/AgilityTrains_press_statement-20110301.pdf
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« Reply #536 on: March 01, 2011, 05:13:32 pm »

He hasn't confirmed the HST life extension yet and seeing as the plan seemed to be for Devon and Cornwall not to get IEP units this was quite important.

Yes. It's about time a Somerset, Devon or Cornwall MP piped up.

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« Reply #537 on: March 01, 2011, 05:13:44 pm »

IEP looks like it's gone to Hitachi, with the factory at Newton Aycliffe.

It went to Hitachi ages ago surely?  The debate recently has been about whether the bidding should be re-opened if the train required was substantially altered.

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« Reply #538 on: March 01, 2011, 05:19:01 pm »

Westcountry services to retain HSTs, no plans for replacement at this time but bi-mode IEP is a possibility.
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« Reply #539 on: March 01, 2011, 05:22:35 pm »

Westcountry services to retain HSTs, no plans for replacement.
He also said "my successor", so no plans for considering replacement in the next few years.
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