Improvements to railway line through Taunton are part of £1billion project

Somerset County Gazette: Improvements to railway line through Taunton part of £1billion project Improvements to railway line through Taunton part of £1billion project

A STRETCH of railway line near Taunton is set for improvements in a £1billion project to sort out problem hotspots.

Network Rail is looking at 40 sites in the South-West affected by heavy rain in the past two months which it says cost £10million to £20million in emergency unbudgeted funding to put right.

Trains from Taunton were affected when the route to Tiverton was flooded, causing long delays for commuters.

In April, 2004, South-West Trains ran 43,600 trains over four weeks, but in April, 2012, the number had risen to 45,646, which Network Rail says has put added pressure on the infrastructure.

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9:53pm Wed 23 Jan 13

boliston says...

From the picture I thought for a minute the line will be electrified, but I expect it will be decades for this level of technology to reach Taunton.
From the picture I thought for a minute the line will be electrified, but I expect it will be decades for this level of technology to reach Taunton. boliston

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