Pictures released of redoubling work on the railway line between Kemble and Swindon
MANY Cotswold commuters bound for London will be more used to fighting for a seat on a bus rather than a train lately as redoubling work has halted services between Kemble and Swindon.
The single line that runs between the two stations will be shut until Sunday, September 1 while an additional railway line is reinstated.
Mark Hopwood, managing director of First Great Western, stated that the work being carried out would be beneficial in the long run.
He said: “This upgrade is vitally important to improve our customers’ travel experience for the future.
“Improvements to the network infrastructure will pave the way for faster and more reliable services.”
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, MP for the Cotswolds, has also welcomed the new line.
He said: “I was naturally delighted when the chancellor announced the £45 million investment into the Kemble to Swindon rail line redoubling works.
“Obviously this work meant that at some point Network Rail would have to close the line to allow the crucial and necessary work to realign the current track and lay another one, to take place.”
Visit www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk for more information.
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