yes it's called being at the edge of the London commuter belt. Which Telford isn't - yet.Electrification? That's a long standing joke I Shropshire. Many people pleaded for it for many years but most have given up in despair. Norwich is the same size as Telford but they got electric trains, and King's Lynn is smaller than Shrewsbury as well as being a terminus in comparison with Shrewsbury having several other routes radiating out. But Norfolk gets two lines electrified while Shropshire gets none. There must be more to this than is being aired.