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MORE ELECTRICS - Posted: September 1, 2021 - 10:19 AM Quote and reply
Major upgrade, including electrification and longer electric trains, to railway line between Wigan and Bolton announced.
government approves 78 million investment to electrify key rail infrastructure in the north
upgrade to enable longer electric trains with more capacity by 2025, building a greener rail network Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris has today (1 September 2021) announced that a major upgrade to the railway line between Wigan and Bolton has been given the green light, focused on providing passengers with a greener and more reliable railway. The track between Wigan North Western station and Lostock Junction near Bolton will receive a 78 million upgrade, targeted to complete in 2024/2025. Through electrifying almost 13 miles of infrastructure and lengthening platforms, this investment will ensure that CO2 emitting diesel trains are replaced by electric rolling stock. As longer trains with additional capacity, these will provide passengers with greener, more comfortable and more reliable journeys.

It is to WIGAN NORTH WESTERN not Wallgate.

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