New dual railway line opens

The new dual length of railway track between Swindon and Kemble stations has opened. There has been a long campaign to double the line, which has now been completed at a cost of £45m

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Work starts on doubling rail track between Swindon and Kemble

Work has started on a 45 million pound project to double a twelve mile length of track between Swindon and Kemble stations.

There has been just a single railtrack between the two stations since the late 1960s, when one of the tracks was removed to save money.

Network rail says the work should be finished by march and will mean up to four trains per hour will be able to run in each direction.

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