Wednesday, 5 February 2014


Correspondents have provided the following updates: 

  • Work is once again under way on the skew bridge at Rainhill, attempting to put right the problems with the previous attempt which I reported here.
  • Some mast bases have been installed on the Ince Moss Junction to Bamfurlong Junction curve.  This would seem to confirm that this line will be included in the electrification.  Update:  Since typing this I have seen an email from Network Rail also confirming the curve is to be electrified.
  • Masts have been erected around Broad Green station, the first on this section of the route.
Many thanks to all those who email me with reports.


  1. I have also heard that 350406 and 350407 arrived in the UK last week.

    Only 3 to go now!

  2. I have had word today that 350408 and 350409 arrived in the UK today.

    Just one to go now!

  3. And here is confirmation that they did indeed arrive in the UK today: