Cardiff electric services go live

The 08.50 to London Paddington on January 5 was the first passenger service to leave Cardiff Central using electric power (Photo: Jeremy Segrott).

UK: GWR’s 08:50 train to London Paddington on January 5 was the first passenger service to leave Cardiff using electric power, after the 25 kV 50 Hz electrification went live between St Brides, Newport and the west of Cardiff Central station following engineering work over the Christmas period.

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