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19.03.12

Wainfleet track improvements completion

Improvement work to the railway at Lincolnshire Coast is almost complete, following Network Rail track improvements at Wainfleet in a £400,000 investment scheme.

The work involved replacing 500 yards of rail ballast and sleepers on theBostonto Skegness line. A full road and footpath closure is needed for the weekend of March 24-25 and midweek nights.

Tony Raine, general manager for Network Rail, said: “In recent years we have invested more than £20m renewing this line. Not only will this make passengers journey more comfortable but the track will be more reliable too. This is the last stage which will affect train services – any remaining work can be completed when trains are not scheduled to run.

“This project is already delivering huge benefits to the thousands of people who use this route. We are getting extra value by using recycled materials on an unprecedented scale, resulting in massive amounts of track replaced quickly saving money and carbon.”

East Midlands Trains route manager forLincolnshireandNorfolk, Nigel Carlisle, said: “The completion of this work is great news for passengers. We are already seeing the benefits of these improvements which provide the potential for improved journey times between Boston and Skegness as well as delivering smoother journeys for our customers.”

Replacement buses will be running while the work is completed; free transport will be provided to give people access to the town centre via the diversion route from 22.00 Saturday 23 March to 07.00 Monday 26 March.

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