Great Western Main Line section set to 'go live'

Network Rail is close to completing electrification of the Great Western Main Line (GWML) between Reading and Didcot, as part of the route’s ongoing modernisation.

The infrastructure manager says the Reading-Didcot section now has the majority of overhead line equipment (OLE) installed, including the catenary, and is urging the public to regard all OLE as being energised.

A £10 million electrification training centre at Swindon has also been opened. This features every configuration of OLE equipment on a segregated track to train staff in installation and maintenance. 

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  • Andrewjgwilt1989 - 06/06/2016 00:39

    Some progress on the GWML as the electrification is soon to reach Bristol and Swansea.

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  • Charlie - 11/06/2016 23:20

    when are NR connecting the wires between Heathrow junction and reading ?

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