Network Rail squeeze delays electric trains [Sunday Times]

Date: 09/07/2017

Transport secretary Chris Grayling is preparing to delay the electrification of huge swathes of the railway network amid a deepening funding crisis at Network Rail. Plans to upgrade core stretches of track on the TransPennine, Midland Mainline and Great Western routes to run electric trains are set to be put back by years in favour of new bi-mode trains that run on both diesel and electricity. [From Richard Buckby]

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