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GWML wires will meet Hendy targets - Network Rail

Network Rail says the Great Western Route Modernisation (GWRM) will be completed to targets set after the Hendy Review, and that the costs of electrification are in line with NR Chief Executive Mark Carne’s estimate of £2.6 billion to £2.8bn at 2013 prices.

Speaking exclusively to RAIL, Regional Director of Infrastructure Projects Great Western and Crossrail Region Robbie Burns described the revised ‘Hendy dates’ as “realistic”, and that the company is “firmly committed” to meeting them.

  • For more on this story, read RAIL 800, published today (May 11).

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  • Paul - 12/05/2016 13:43

    At the expense of all other electrification programmes, I will guess that MML and Transpennine will be delayed or cut back. The lack of progress between York -Leeds- Huddersfield speaks for itself

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  • BigTone - 16/05/2016 10:46

    Paul, those two projects have been paused and unpaused. They are both on a slower timetable but the work will be more thorough than just sticking up the wires. There is alot of trackwork being done, eg on the Midland, straightening the lines through Market Harborough, work at Leicester, Derby and Sheffield

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