Kemble-Swindon line to be double track

The announcement in today’s Budget Speech that the railway line between Kemble and Swindon is to returned to double track is a surprise.

The government has given in to pressure on this as the line could serve as an alternative when weekend rail works close the main line to the Severn tunnel. But in time this could allow for a better service to and from the Thames source at Kemble.

see page 212-213.

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