There are two potentially good stories today from Adrian Masters and WalesOnline about the electrification of the Great Western Line to south Wales:
But I would like to add a note of caution, if not warning. This is what today's Bristol Evening Post has to say:
It is rumoured the Secretary of State for Transport will sanction the electrification of the Great Western line from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads. And it looks like a deal to build the next generation of inter-city trains is edging closer.
The Department for Transport has developed a plan, which will be put before the Transport Secretary Phillip Hammond.
The complex arrangement would include electrification of the Great Western line as far as Bristol. But it has been decided there is not a sufficiently strong business case for electrification through the Severn tunnel to South Wales.
I very much hope the Bristol Evening Post is wrong, so let's not get too excited until we know for sure.