Home Infrastructure May Day Makeover

May Day Makeover

Rail staff who worked over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend have been thanked by Mark Carne, Network Rail chief executive.

More than £50 million of investment and improvement work was completed successfully across Britain’s railway over the bank holiday weekend.

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

‘The improvements made…are a vital part of our £38 billion investment programme which will deliver a better railway in the weeks, months and years ahead.’

He added, ‘That job is far from over. Our orange army will be out tonight and every night carrying out work that’s essential to improving our increasingly congested network and providing better journeys for the four-and-a-half million people who rely on our network each day.’

New track was laid, junctions built and bridges lifted into place. Thousands of pieces of new, more reliable equipment were installed. Over 14,000 men and women worked round-the-clock across hundreds of locations.

Works included:

  • Crossrail –  New track and junctions installed at Slough,
  • London Liverpool Street – New bridge put up at Pudding Mill Lane for Crossrail.  New overhead lines and track installed near Chadwell,
  • London Waterloo – A vital junction outside Waterloo station replaced,
  • Thameslink – Track and signalling work continued on the £6.5 billion programme,
  • West Coast Main Line – Work progressed at Wolverhampton, Stafford and Crewe. A new signalling system was installed between Birmingham and Wolverhampton. New track and overhead lines were installed at Stafford and new track laid between Crewe and Wigan,
  • Glasgow – Investment schemes saw a new footbridge installed near Motherwell and new track and junctions replaced near Carstairs

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Recommended

3Squared wins major contract from HS2 contractor

A Yorkshire-based SME (small to medium enterprise) has been awarded a major contract working on High Speed Two (HS2), generating new jobs

Safer Travel Pledge helps protect passengers as train frequency increases

Free face coverings being handed out at London Waterloo station. As trains start to run more frequently and...

Special train livery says Thank You to key workers

Great Western Railway (GWR) has unveiled a special livery for one of its inter-city express trains, paying tribute to key workers for...

Network Rail “making a good start” to CP6, says ORR annual assessment

Rail regulator the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has published its 2019-20 annual assessment of Network Rail and has found that...

Wimbledon depot gets its first Class 701 train

South Western Railway's (SWR) first Class 701 train has arrived at Wimbledon depot, marking a significant milestone in the £1 billion transformation...