Roadworks due to Network Rail electrification project | Oxfordshire County Council

Roadworks due to Network Rail electrification project

Network Rail has embarked on a major project to electrify the Great Western Mainline.

Network Rail has embarked on a major project to electrify the Great Western Mainline, in order to improve train services across this important route.

To enable them to install the necessary overhead cables, a number of bridges along the route in Oxfordshire will need to be raised or rebuilt. To allow this important work to be carried out, the county council has been working closely with Network Rail to enable them to do what is required while managing the affected road network.

The aim of the scheme is to modernise one of Britain’s busiest and oldest railways to improve connections between major towns and cities across southern England and South Wales. The end result will be smoother and more comfortable journeys for passengers, which will be quieter for people living near the railway.

Network Rail are electrifying the railway between London and Bristol, including Newbury and Oxford, by 2016 and to Cardiff by 2017.

More information on the Network Rail electrification project in Oxfordshire is available on their website at: http://www.networkrail.co.uk/great-western-electrification/oxfordshire/

This page provides more information on the bridges that are scheduled to be altered as well as a list of frequently asked questions.

Last reviewed
19 November 2015
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