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No Saturday trains
10:40am Thursday 29th August 2013 in News
BUSES will replace trains between Swindon and Kemble on Saturday as Network Rail continues a £45m project to upgrade the line.
The replacement buses will continue until September 1.
Once complete, the line upgrade between Swindon and Gloucester via Kemble and Stroud will allow for future increased capacity as well as enabling the company to reduce delays.
Mark Hopwood, First Great Western MD said: “We have been talking to customers about these improvements for some time.”
and we are grateful to them for their feedback and help in realising this project. This upgrade is vitally important to improve our customers’ travel experiences for the future.
“Further improvements to the network infrastructure will pave the way for faster, more reliable services and makes the most of the Government’s planned investment in electrification and new trains – whoever has the privilege of running the franchise beyond 2014.”
While the impact of the work will be minimised, some rail services will be affected during this project.
Customers can expect journeys to take between 30-55 minutes longer than usual.
Passengers are advised to check their travel plans online at www.nationalrail.co.uk, or call FGW customer services on 08457 000125.
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