Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Cambrian Line improvements

This seems too good to be true:

WORK to improve reliability on the Cambrian Line has been started by Network Rail.

The £13m scheme between Shrewsbury and Aberystwyth, Machynlleth and Pwllheli will allow an hourly service, increasing the number of passenger trains from 38 to 57 per day.

Mike Gallop of Network Rail said the work should be completed by spring 2009.

This was published in the Daily Post on April 1st. Work is due to start in a fortnight's time, which is remarkable, given the long lead-time on previous projects like Ebbw Vale and Vale of Glamorgan. Please convince me that it is not an April Fool joke.

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