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Great Western electrification: customer improvements will go ahead

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Great Western Railway

Great Western electrification: customer improvements will go ahead


2016-11-08 Rail update: rail investment in the Great Western route (Department for Transport)

2016-11-08 Network Rail statement [[Great Western electrification]] (Network Rail)

2016-11-08 Great Western electrification ministerial statement - RDG responds (Rail Delivery Group)

2016-11-08 Government have proven themselves incapable of delivering electrification works to budget or on schedule – Andy McDonald (Labour Party)

8 November 2016
source Great Western Railway
type Press release

Great Western Railway has confirmed it still expects to deliver its programme of customer improvements by 2019, following the news that Network Rail is to further defer parts of its electrification programme.

GWR has been working closely with the Department for Transport and Network Rail on ways to deliver the improvements since the changes to the electrification scheme were announced last year.

A GWR spokesman said: “Customers will be disappointed at these further delays to parts of the electrification programme even following Sir Peter Hendy’s review earlier this year.

“However, we are determined our customers should not wait a day longer than absolutely necessary to see the benefits they’re expecting from what will be the biggest fleet upgrade in a generation.

“We have already made significant progress with the DfT in finding ways to provide the improvements we planned, without the electrified infrastructure expected following the Hendy Review. We are reviewing the implications of today’s announcement with the Department and hope to say more soon.”

James Davis

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