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Step Closer to the Electrification of Newbury Train Line

Step Closer to the Electrification of Newbury Train Line

A brand new bridge has finally been put into place in the area of Newbury, Berkshire, which will benefit travelers on all forms of transport, from car drivers to pedestrians to train commuters in the area. Having recently erected this structure, which is a lot higher than the previous bridge that was in place before, the bridge structure will be of a huge benefit to the people of Newbury in ensuring that better, faster and more environmentally friendly services run in and out of the popular Berkshire town. Indeed, the placement of the bridge higher than previously before will allow for a new electrified railway line network to operate underneath it, which will result in speedier, more reliable services as well as ensure that Berkshire as well as the rest of the country benefits from Network Rail’s ambitious resolution to improve the rail networks all over the different expanses of the country.

Having opened the bridge Tuesday this week for the first time to declare its operational use, the local council are very pleased that these initiatives will improve the lives of those in Newbury and of course bring the railway even nearer to achieving its goal of electrification. West Berkshire Council were jubilant with the completion of this part of the project, and were keen to express their thanks that the funds that they raised were put to good use.

Indeed, thanks to the added 250,000 pounds dedicated to the initiative to improve the infrastructure in Newbury, a second lane was enabled to be built onto the new bridge structure. The previous one only had a single lane that was frequently congested and caused problems for the town, but with an improved bridge and the maneuvers of Network Rail surely under way, Jeannette Clifford of West Berkshire Council is positive that the future is bright for the town. Indeed, it is hoped that the entire project will be finished for Newbury by late December 2018.

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