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Huge track replacements completed over Easter following £22m investment

As part of a £22m investment Network Rail has completed essential improvement work on the West Coast main line over Easter.

The work will help improve passenger and freight services and included a variety of signalling, renewal and track replacement works.

This follows on from the essential safety and environmental upgrades that were recently completed on the West Highland line.

Tim Shoveller, Managing Director for Network Rail’s North West and Central region commented on the Easter upgrades.

Mr Shoveller said: “Hundreds of frontline staff worked throughout the bank holiday to improve journeys for passengers and freight in the North West and Central region.

“I’m immensely proud of them and our contractors who helped Network Rail deliver these major upgrades.

“This is just the start of 2022’s work to make the West Coast main line more reliable for our passengers and pave the way for HS2.

“Now our attention turns to the Early May Bank Holiday when more essential railway improvements will take place.”

A further £19.1m is set to be sent on improvements over the upcoming Early May Bank Holiday.

Major track upgrades are set to take place in Watford and Wembley including construction work on Britain’s new zero-carbon railway HS2.

On the national level Network Rail is set to invest £70m on 550 different projects to upgrade the rail network over the Early May Bank Holiday.

 

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