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Ciao! New high speed trains coming from Italy

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The first of a new fleet of high speed trains for the Thames Valley came off the production line this afternoon (09/02) near Pisa in Italy.

They're part of the ten billion pound upgrade of the Great Western mainline - the biggest project of its kind ever seen.

Watch this report by Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse from Italy:

The new trains are being built to run on electric and diesel to cope with the delays in electrifying parts of the network.

They'll run from Paddington to Oxford, Newbury, Hungerford, Bedwyn and Pewsey before heading to the west country.

It's the biggest project of its kind ever seen.
It's the biggest project of its kind ever seen.