Town on track for low-speed trains

FGW strolling through the grassI see that the Adver has a report on a feasibility study by Network Rail on five possible high speed rail lines, one of them through Swindon.

One of the proposed lines would run alongside First Great Western’s London to Bristol route and that could see trains transporting Swindon rail users at speeds of 100mph.

Perhaps the reporter is too young to remember when the trains that run the current mainline service through Swindon were introduced and called the InterCity 125 because they ran at 125 mph… as they still do, on a good day, on the line between Swindon and Didcot.

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