£45m Swindon to Kemble rail upgrade work begins

Work to redouble the Kemble to Swindon railway line has begun
Image caption A second track will return to the Kemble to Swindon railway line has begun

Work has begun on a £45m project to improve a section of railway line between Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

Planned changes by Network Rail include reinstating a second line, which was shut in the 1960s, between Swindon and the Gloucestershire village of Kemble.

"[It] will increase network capability allowing the operation of four trains per hour along the line of route in each direction," a spokesperson said.

It is needed before the electrification of the Great Western Main Line (GWML).

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