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27.05.16

Next phase of construction work on Ilkeston station begins

Work to build the first railway station at Ilkeston for fifty years is set to begin from next week.

Network Rail will start installing foundations for the west and east platforms of the station in the Derbyshire town from 31 May.

Screw piling will then be conducted from 11pm to 7am until 10 June, followed by further blocks of work later in the year.

Gary Walsh, Network Rail area director for the East Midlands, said: “This is a big step in the construction of the station at Ilkeston and over the coming months people will really see the station start to take shape.”

The project has to be conducted at night when no trains are running. Network Rail said that they would try to minimise the disruption, caused by lights, drills and a piling rig, and will distribute letters, posters and leaflets to residents.

The project, part of Network Rail’s Rail Upgrade Plan, began earlier this year, with work to prepare the ground for the platforms, footbridge and car park.

(Image c. Network Rail)

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