Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Electrification not all it's cracked up to be - Official

This from the Oldham Evening Chronicle...

The Government has announced £500 million worth of work to electrify lines between Manchester and Liverpool, Bolton, Preston, Blackpool and Wigan — and cancelled proposals to build new diesels.

But the work will be finished well before there are any more electric trains in the region to run on them.

Yep. That's about the long and the short of it.