Wires start to go up on Great Western Main Line [Rail News]





Date: 14/11/2015

The first overhead wires of the Great Western Main Line electrification project have gone up near Reading. Network Rail engineers began the installation on November 12 between Pangbourne and Tilehurst “ the section which will be used by Hitachi to test its Class 800 Intercity Express trains. A mile of earth wire was installed, becoming the first section of OLE to go up beyond the existing catenary at Airport Junction in Stockley, London. [From Richard Buckby]


External links

Wires start to go up on Great Western Main Line

Rail News

The first overhead wires of the Great Western Main Line electrification project have gone up near Reading. Network Rail engineers began the installation on November 12 betweenPangbourne and Tilehu

Related news items

Tags: x Hitachi x Class 800

DateItem
16/01/2017New EMU 'Doon The Clyde Coast'! [Jeffray Wotherspoon]
11/12/2016ScotRail takes delivery of first new electric train [BBC News]
09/12/2016All aboard! The first UK-built Intercity Express rolls off the production line ... [Daily Mail]
19/11/2016Digital Railway moves forward as Hitachi begins ETCS testing of Class 800s [RTM]
02/11/2016£60m Hull Trains electro-diesel train deal signed [Railway Gazette]
19/10/2016Thousands apply for train driver jobs on east coast route [BBC News]
23/09/2016Video: ScotRail's new Japanese trains put through their paces [Scotsman]
21/09/2016Conductors to stay on ScotRail routes [Rail News]
21/09/2016Hitachi signs long-term Class 800 engine contract with MTU [RTM]
18/09/2016First Hitachi EMU for ScotRail on test [IRJ]
18/08/2016PICTURES: Scotland's brand new train leaves Japan for the UK [Rail]
05/08/2016Bombardier-Hitachi joint venture to bid for New Tube for London [Railway Gazette]
05/08/2016Hitachi ships first class 385 EMU for ScotRail [IRJ]
03/08/2016Great Western Railway orders more Hitachi trainsets [Railway Gazette]
30/06/2016Great Western Railway unveil new Hitachi train [Oxford Mail]
18/05/2016Test runs for Hitachi Class 800 [Northern Echo]
31/03/2016Hitachi awarded TransPennine Express multiple-unit contract [Railway Gazette]
20/03/2016Virgin Trains East Coast Azuma Train In Action! [Citytransportinfo]
18/03/2016Edinburgh to London train journey time to be cut to four hours [BBC News]
01/03/2016First ScotRail Class 385 undergoing testing in Japan [Rail Technology Magazine]
10/02/2016Brand new Scottish trains unveiled [Rail]
27/01/2016ScotRail Class 385 EMUs under construction [Railway Gazette]
22/12/2015Great Western AT300 trainsets to be built in Italy [Railway Gazette]
01/12/2015UK to receive 3,700 new train carriages over next four years [Rail News]
08/09/2015EMUs secured for Scottish use after 25 years [Rail]
03/09/2015'Momentous occasion' as Intercity Express factory opens [Rail News]
23/08/2015First Great Western rail 24 hour strike goes ahead [BBC News]
03/08/2015First Great Western rail staff to hold series of strikes [BBC News]
30/07/2015Go-ahead for new hybrid trains to far south west [Rail News]
30/06/2015RMT votes for strike over new Hitachi high-speed trains [BBC News]
24/04/2015New electric trains between London and Swansea [BBC News]
25/03/2015Newton Aycliffe's Hitachi train plant connected to main line [BBC News]
24/03/2015Derby to build new trains for First Great Western [Rail News]
12/03/2015InterCity 125 v Hitachi: What are the UK's new trains like? [BBC News Magazine]
07/01/2015Hitachi ships first IEP train to Britain [IRJ]
13/11/2014First Hitachi Class 800 trainset unveiled [Railway Gazette]
10/10/2014Hitachi named as preferred bidder for 70 Scotrail electric trains [Journal]
22/04/2014£70m railway depot plan to bring 160 jobs [The Star]
16/04/2014Hitachi seals £2.7bn train-building deal [BBC News]
20/03/2014Hitachi to move rail business to UK from Japan [BBC News]
06/02/2014Bombardier wins £1bn Crossrail deal [BBC News]
31/07/2013Hitachi unveils new train interiors [Northern Echo]
18/07/2013Hitachi wins £1.2bn train carriage contract [BBC News]
06/07/2013Siemens pulls out of bidding for Crossrail trains [Telegraph]
25/07/2012Train contract awarded to Hitachi to create 900 UK jobs [BBC News]
19/01/2012Osborne confirms Newton Aycliffe Hitachi plant on track [Northern Echo]
28/05/2011Firms vie for Hitachi train contracts in County Durham [BBC]
08/06/2010Hitachi shares hit by doubts over UK train deal [The Times]
26/02/2010U.K. Delays Hitachi Express-Train Order [Bloomberg]
13/02/2009UK £7.5 billion train order lost to Japan's Hitachi [The Times]