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18.08.20

August bank holiday rail upgrades in Liverpool

Network Rail is advising passengers to check before they travel ahead of signalling upgrades in Liverpool, this coming back holiday.

Between Saturday 29 and Monday 31, signalling control is being shifted from Ditton to the state-of-the-art Manchester Rail Operating Centre (ROC).

The multimillion-pound project is set to make the railway more reliable for passengers, allowing signallers to speedily respond to disruption and route trains faster, consequently reducing train delays.

Throughout the weekend, trains will be moved onto different routes keeping services running in and out of Liverpool.

Some rail replacement buses will be in operation between Warrington, Runcorn, Crewe and Liverpool South Parkway.

Anyone travelling by rail between 29-31 August should plan ahead and be prepared for changes to their usual journey, if travelling on the affected sections of the West Coast main line.

Phil James, director for Network Rail’s North west route, said: “We know there is never a good time to close the railway, but longer bank holiday weekends mean engineers can carry out complex work like this major upgrade to the signalling system in Ditton as part of the Great North Rail Project.

“I’d like to thank passengers in advance for their patience and encourage them to check National Rail Enquiries now in advance of the upcoming bank holiday weekend.”

Image: Network Rail 

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