Electrification of Great Western Mainline to Swindon completed

November 1, 2018

Work on the further electrification of a section of railway line between South Wales and London has recently been completed, and thanks to WJ Project Services’ major involvement in the project, we were invited along to the opening of the extended new electrified line in Swindon by the Mayor.

The recent works to electrify the Swindon-Didcot Parkway line is just a small part of a wider plan to electrify and modernise the entire Great Western Mainline, with the full route due to be completed in 2019.

Mark Langman, from Network Rail, said: "Electrification reaching Swindon is a significant milestone as we continue to deliver the biggest upgrade to the Great Western mainline since it was built by Brunel more than 175 years ago.”

"It will provide a major boost for the town and its economy as well as transforming rail journeys with improved journeys and thousands more seats available for passengers."

We are proud to be a part of the growing electrification infrastructure within the UK and we hope to have many more projects to show our skill, determination and attention to detail. The innovation of technology and continued growth in the sector gives us bright hopes for the future.

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