Electrification of the Great Western Mainline

Last week the Government announced that there was to be a significant delay in the electrification of Wiltshire’s rail links to the Wales, South West and London. The project which was planned to be completed by 2018, is set to pave the way for faster trains, better connectivity to communities, cheaper pricing and the potential re-opening of Corsham Station. Instead, due to the spiralling cost of modernising the Great Western rail line, which have reached an eye-watering £5.6 billion, according to the National Audit Office, the project has been ‘deferred’. Please CLICK HERE or see below for my letter to Paul Maynard MP the rail minister.

Letter to rail minister about electrification