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12.08.13

Track works complete for Nottingham

The Nottingham resignalling project has completed major civil engineering works on time, allowing direct services to Skegness and Lincoln to resume. 

The next phase in the project will see new signals and equipment fitted on the track, such as train warning systems and axle counters. The entire resignalling project will be complete on August 25. 

David Horne, managing director for East Midlands Trains, said: “We are pleased to be able to start running direct train services to Skegness and Lincoln for our passengers again.  

“We're now over three weeks into this major improvement scheme and it's clear the comprehensive planning has paid off.  We've had some really positive feedback from our customers on the service we are providing and the level of information we have available.

“Our control centre is working well with other agencies to get real-time traffic information and project updates. This is allowing us to plan our bus journeys better and keep customers updated.” 

Network Rail’s route managing director for East Midlands, Justin Page, said: “We are very pleased with how the work around Nottingham has been going and that completion of work at the east end of the station has been completed on time, allowing these trains to run.

“All the new track and redesigned junctions to the east are in place and we are now fitting the remaining signalling equipment and testing our systems.”

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