Yorkshire railway

Reliability and safety upgrades for Yorkshire railway

Passengers are set to benefit from a safer, more reliable railway in Yorkshire as Network Rail readies to carry out major engineering work between Doncaster, Selby and York.

Engineers will relay two miles of track across two sites – the first being Heck and the second Copmanthorpe.

Improvements to overhead electric wires and signalling equipment will also be carried out in a round of works that will take place on 25 and 26 November.

Network Rail will oversee the installation of new rails and sleepers in three locations at Heck too – a move that will provide passengers with a better ride quality.

Moss Level Crossing, near Doncaster, will be renewed during the weekend as well, with a deck replacement and refreshed road markings both planned.

New track and points at Doncaster
                                               Image credit: Network Rail

Network Rail’s East Coast route director, Paul Rutter, said: “This work will deliver vital upgrades to the rail network in Yorkshire which will improve passengers’ journeys as they travel by train by delivering a more reliable and resilient railway.”

The works will affect services from LNER, CrossCountry, Lumo, Hull Trains, Grand Central, and TransPennine Express.

A spokesperson on behalf of train operators commented: “Our teams will be working incredibly hard throughout the weekend to keep passengers safely on the move and get them to their destination.

“Some trains will be diverted around the closures which will lead to extended journey times and some stations not being served.”

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