Great Western electrification 'deferred' amid cost overruns

Great Western electrification 'deferred' amid cost overruns

Rail minister admits there have been ‘difficulties’ with modernising branch lines on routes to Oxford and Bristol

Work to electrify key branch lines on rail routes to Oxford and Bristol has been suspended, the government has announced.

The troubled programme has been beset by delays and cost overruns, with its budget trebling to £2.8bn.

Related: Plans to allow rail users to claim compensation for 15-minute delays

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Source: Guardian Transport

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