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20.06.13

NR apologises for disruption during £100m Nottingham upgrade

Network Rail is preparing to “completely renew” the railway around Nottingham this summer, with a £100m project to make the infrastructure faster and more reliable.

From July 20 until August 25, engineers will relay over a mile of track, and a series of junctions, construction of a new platform, closing three signal boxes and two level crossings and erecting over 140 new signals.

The work will complement the Nottingham Hub project, which is due to open next year. East Midlands Trains have announced a discount on services during this time and replacement bus services will be running.

Network Rail route managing director Phil Verster said: “This is the first significant investment in Nottingham’s railway for more than forty years and will make a big difference to passengers.

“The work we’re doing to improve and upgrade the tracks, signalling and other infrastructure will mean greater reliability and efficiency. Add to that the work we are doing to expand and update the station itself and we will be able to offer Nottingham the gateway to the city that it deserves.

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“We realise this will cause disruption to passengers and have made every effort to minimise the length of time our track work will take. As the summer is the quietest period for the railway, this is the least disruptive time to do the work.”

David Horne, managing director for East Midlands Trains, said: “This is a very exciting and significant scheme for Nottingham and one that will create a better, more reliable railway for passengers.

“Every effort has been made to deliver the best possible service for our passengers during the re-signalling works whilst recognising that some people will face considerable changes to their normal journey.

“Our priority in creating the timetables has been to run as many trains as we can, whilst offering a comprehensive and efficient bus operation on those routes where we are unable to offer a train service.”

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