Swindon-Kemble redoubling

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Member of Parliament for The Cotswolds, has been provided with an update from Network Rail on the Swindon-Kemble redoubling.
In this update it was stated that due to Easter being a very busy time for works coupled with ongoing remedial work from flooding earlier this year, Network Rail’s engineering resources will now be operating at full capacity during one of the busiest phases of the Swindon-Kemble upgrade.
This means that the completion date has been move from Easter 2014 to August 2014 to allow greater flexibility in allocating engineering resources. It means that the line closure planned for April will be shortened with the remaining work taking place during the night.
Commenting on this development Mr Clifton-Brown said “I have been monitoring this upgrade carefully and am obviously very disappointed with this news today.
“I will be pressing First Great Western and Network Rail to make sure that completion date does not slip any further. I will be watching to ensure that any disruption to passengers will be kept at a minimum.”


Please contact 
cliftonbrowng@parliament.uk or 020 7219 5043 to make an appointment.

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