Engineering work in Inverurie

Network Rail to deliver part of £4bn investment to Scotland's Railway

Network Rail engineers will be working to deliver £10m of investments this Easter as part of a £4bn investment in Scotland’s Railway.

The programme of work forms part of a five-year £4bn investment in helping make Scotland’s infrastructure more resilient and reliable.

This follows on from the work recently undertaken in the Scottish Highlands to improve rail communications.

Engineers will work to renew tracks at various locations including Ecclefechan, Carstairs, Beattock and Abington to help improve reliability.

The majority of services will be unaffected by the work however some projects will require short-term line closures.

Liam Sumpter, Network Rail Route Director for Scotland commented on the importance of the investment in Scotland’s Railway.

Mr Sumpter said: “This investment programme is vital for the future of Scotland’s Railway.

“The work we are undertaking this Easter weekend will help to provide a more modern railway.

“[This] will help to improve reliability on the west coast main line – one of Europe’s busiest rail routes.

“We understand the inconvenience this work will cause some customers.

“Such a significant investment cannot be delivered without temporary disruption.

“Every effort has been made to reduce the impact of our activities as much as possible.”

Passengers are being asked to check their journey before travelling between April 16th and April 18th.

Ongoing improvement is also currently affecting services between Exhibition Centre and Rutherglen as work continues on the Argyle line.

Further information on the work set to take place at Easter can be found on the National Rail website or individual operators’ websites.

 

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