The Anonymous Widower

Electrification At Eccles

I got off the train at Eccles station and took these pictures of the electrification.

It’s all coming on at a pace faster than I had expected. And it looks a lot more robust than I’m used to seeing on railways in the UK. More details on the electrification of this line are given here in Wikipedia.

The first benefit for rail users will be Manchester to Scotland services by Trans Pennine using new Class 350 electric trains,, which are scheduled to start at the end of this year. Liverpool to Manchester services should start in a year or two, using refurbished Class 319 trains.

October 1, 2013 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , ,


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