A publicity leaflet to mark the beginning of electrification work on the Great Northern suburban line.
This document was published in May 1973 by British Rail (Eastern Region).
It was written by British Rail (Eastern Region).
The original document format was Stapled Book, and comprised 20 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from an anonymous site contributor and is in our Publicity material collection. It was added to the Archive on 23rd January 2006.
This document is © BRB (Residuary) Ltd.
"In August 1971, the Government approved British Rail's proposals to electrify Eastern Region's Great Northern Suburban services, linking the London stations of King's Cross and Moorgate (Northern City) with Royston, via Welwyn Garden City and via Hertford North.
Since then, design work has been pressed forward and plans have been laid to carry out this major task wlth the least possible disrupton to train services over the 70 route miles which are to be electrified...
This booklet will tell you more about the project - the new railway, the new trains, the new services, and the new or improved stations. As well as describing these new prospects, it also gives an outline of the engineering works involved and how these will be carried out. It illustrates, too, the machines and equipment which you will see rebuilding your railway as you pass by on your train journeys to and from Town."
Your New Electric Railway: The Great Northern Suburban Electrification
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