Electric test trains run on Great Western Main Line

Hitachi IEP trainsets at Reading as part of the Great Western electrification test programme (Photo: Network Rail).

UK: The first testing of an electric trainset between Reading and Didcot as part of the Great Western electrification programme was undertaken on the mornings of July 16 and 17, in what infrastructure manager Network Rail said was ‘a major milestone for the electrification project’.

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