The Great Western Electrification Program is part of the biggest investment in the Great Western mainline since Brunel built it more than 150 years ago. Electrifying Britain’s oldest and busiest railway will make it greener, quieter and more reliable for people, as well as increasing capacity with five new fleets of trains.
Bechtel is part of an integrated management team with Network Rail, the organization responsible for the UK’s rail network. The work that the team is delivering includes:
- Electrification of the main line from London to Swansea, Didcot to Oxford, Reading to Newbury and Thames Valley branches
- Train introduction works - gauging, platform extensions