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Spring boost for rail industry

Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne has praised railway staff who worked over Easter.

‘Our 14,000-strong army was determined to make sure everything went to plan this weekend and I’m proud to say it did,’ says Carne in a heartfelt statement.

‘I want to personally thank each one of you who played a part in the successful delivery of our ambitious Easter programme of work to upgrade Britain’s railway. I have also received messages of thanks from the Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin and from the rail minister Claire Perry.’

Over £100 million of investment and improvement work was completed successfully – on time and on budget – across the railway.

New junctions, platforms, bridges and points were installed. In addition, thousands of pieces of new, more reliable equipment have been built and brought into use.

‘I saw for myself the dedication of our people when I visited Reading, Slough and London Bridge works,’ says Mark.

London Euston services will be improved by a new rail-over-road bridge south of Watford Junction. Once the victim of successive bridge- bashing attacks, the old bridge was demolished and a better, bigger one installed. This will enable line speeds to be increased through the area. As part of the wider £81 million upgrade scheme, the team also replaced old track, signalling and junctions.

At Reading new freight lines were built under the recently constructed viaduct, separating passenger and freight services. A new, modern signalling system has also been brought into use to replace outdated and unreliable equipment.

The champagne cork is well and truly out of this railway bottleneck making Reading the première cuvée of the Great Western Main Line.

New overhead lines were installed at Chadwell Heath, Romford and Ilford on the London Liverpool Street to Norwich main line. At London Bridge further work at the rebuilt station saw improvements to track, signalling and platforms – part of the £6.5 billion Thameslink Programme.

However, the job is far from over. Britain’s railway upgrade will be pushing ahead this summer with works planned for many nights and weekends to come.

‘I know how determined our teams were to make sure everything went to plan this weekend and I’m proud that you succeeded. It just goes to show what we can achieve when we plan Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne has praised railway staff who worked over Easter.

‘Our 14,000-strong army was determined to make sure everything went to plan this weekend and I’m proud to say it did,’ says Carne in a heartfelt statement.

‘I want to personally thank each one of you who played a part in the successful delivery of our ambitious Easter programme of work to upgrade Britain’s railway. I have also received messages of thanks from the Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin and from the rail minister Claire Perry.’

Over £100 million of investment and improvement work was completed successfully – on time and on budget – across the railway.

New junctions, platforms, bridges and points were installed. In addition, thousands of pieces of new, more reliable equipment have been built and brought into use.

‘I saw for myself the dedication of our people when I visited Reading, Slough and London Bridge works,’ says Mark.

London Euston services will be improved by a new rail-over-road bridge south of Watford Junction. Once the victim of successive bridge- bashing attacks, the old bridge was demolished and a better, bigger one installed. This will enable line speeds to be increased through the area. As part of the wider £81 million upgrade scheme, the team also replaced old track, signalling and junctions.

Easter works - Orphanage road bridge - Watford 3 [online]

At Reading new freight lines were built under the recently constructed viaduct, separating passenger and freight services. A new, modern signalling system has also been brought into use to replace outdated and unreliable equipment.

The champagne cork is well and truly out of this railway bottleneck making Reading the première cuvée of the Great Western Main Line.

New overhead lines were installed at Chadwell Heath, Romford and Ilford on the London Liverpool Street to Norwich main line. At London Bridge further work at the rebuilt station saw improvements to track, signalling and platforms – part of the £6.5 billion Thameslink Programme.

However, the job is far from over. Britain’s railway upgrade will be pushing ahead this summer with works planned for many nights and weekends to come.

‘I know how determined our teams were to make sure everything went to plan this weekend and I’m proud that you succeeded. It just goes to show what we can achieve when we plan Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne has praised railway staff who worked over Easter.

‘Our 14,000-strong army was determined to make sure everything went to plan this weekend and I’m proud to say it did,’ says Carne in a heartfelt statement.

‘I want to personally thank each one of you who played a part in the successful delivery of our ambitious Easter programme of work to upgrade Britain’s railway. I have also received messages of thanks from the Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin and from the rail minister Claire Perry.’

Over £100 million of investment and improvement work was completed successfully – on time and on budget – across the railway.

New junctions, platforms, bridges and points were installed. In addition, thousands of pieces of new, more reliable equipment have been built and brought into use.

‘I saw for myself the dedication of our people when I visited Reading, Slough and London Bridge works,’ says Mark.

London Euston services will be improved by a new rail-over-road bridge south of Watford Junction. Once the victim of successive bridge- bashing attacks, the old bridge was demolished and a better, bigger one installed. This will enable line speeds to be increased through the area. As part of the wider £81 million upgrade scheme, the team also replaced old track, signalling and junctions.

At Reading new freight lines were built under the recently constructed viaduct, separating passenger and freight services. A new, modern signalling system has also been brought into use to replace outdated and unreliable equipment.

The champagne cork is well and truly out of this railway bottleneck making Reading the première cuvée of the Great Western Main Line.

New overhead lines were installed at Chadwell Heath, Romford and Ilford on the London Liverpool Street to Norwich main line. At London Bridge further work at the rebuilt station saw improvements to track, signalling and platforms – part of the £6.5 billion Thameslink Programme.

However, the job is far from over. Britain’s railway upgrade will be pushing ahead this summer with works planned for many nights and weekends to come.

‘I know how determined our teams were to make sure everything went to plan this weekend and I’m proud that you succeeded. It just goes to show what we can achieve when we plan effectively and pull together to safely deliver to that plan. Now we must continue in this vein. We cannot take our eye off the ball,’ says Mark.

‘This successful, co-ordinated approach must be the way we do things from now on – our new standard. And our job is far from over. Our orange army will continue to be out tonight and every night carrying out work that’s essential to improving our increasingly congested network and providing better journeys for the millions of people who rely on our network each day. Once again, please accept my thanks for all of your efforts over this weekend. Well done.

‘I look forward to delivering more of the same with you in future.’

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