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Further Cardiff sparks delay? - Posted: June 28, 2019 - 8:23 PM Quote and reply
Full electrification of the main south Wales to London railway is in doubt as engineers on the 2.8bn project have an "issue" electrifying the Severn Tunnel.
The kit holding electric wires above the track in the four-mile (6km) tunnel is failing because of the salty conditions under the Severn Estuary.
Network Rail has spent three years and what is thought to be close to 20m to prepare the tunnel for electrification.
Specialists in electric rail have been brought in to help solve the issue.
The UK Department for Transport has said it is "aware of an issue within the Severn Tunnel works" and insist Network Rail is currently "carrying out investigations to resolve this as quickly as possible".
Network Rail's chief operating officer Alison Thompson said she is "confident" the first electric train will run between Cardiff and London early in 2020 - after construction and testing takes place this autumn and over Christmas and new year
BBC 28.06.19

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