The Anonymous Widower

The Wires Are Completed At Bolton

I took these pictures as I changed trains at Bolton station.

According to this article on Rail News, which is entitled Final Test Train Runs On Electrified Preston Line, the Manchester-Preston line has passed all the tests to allow Class 319 trains to run at 100 mph.

They also hope, that 100 mph running will start in May.

February 24, 2019 Posted by | Transport | , | 2 Comments

No Wires At Bolton Station – 17th April 2018

These pictures show the state of the electrification at Bolton station.


Little seems to have happened since my last visit on November 17th last year.

Although it does seem that the new Manchester-facing bay platform is complete except for the electrification.

I also saw no electrification between Bolton and Salford Crescent stations.

If I reckoned that the progress of the electrification on the Gospel Oak to Barking Line was slow, this beats it by a country mile!

April 17, 2018 Posted by | Transport | , | 5 Comments