Track renewal, via Network Rail

Track revitalisation to improve the passenger experience between Scarborough and Hull

In a bid to revitalise passenger journeys through Scarborough, a £3.2m project to upgrade three miles of railway track is set to begin this month.

Throughout a four-day span between Tuesday 31st January and Sunday 4th February, Network Rail engineers will be removing the rails and wooden sleepers between Willerby Carr and Seamer, replacing them with new resiliency boosting steel sleepers and brand new rails.

Representing the first track maintenance on this section of the route for the last 50 years, these vital rejuvenation works will bring smoother and safer journeys along the line, whilst also reducing the need for further maintenance works down the line.

Chris Nutton, Major Projects Director for TransPennine Express said:

“The modernisation of these tracks will make a big difference to our customers and provide more reliable journeys and ensure the long-term resilience of the route.”

Throughout the duration of these works, Network Rail teams will maximise this opportunity to conduct concurrent works to renew vital signalling equipment around Seamer. Through packaging these works together, this will bring project value for money whilst minimising passenger disruption as much as possible.

Due to the nature of this project, and upcoming industrial action, passengers along the route will see journey disruptions and are being advised to plan their journeys ahead to accommodate for the bus replacement services.

Jason Hamilton, Works Delivery Programme Director for Network Rail said:

“This is an essential upgrade to breathe new life into these decades-old tracks and deliver better, more reliable journeys for those travelling through.

“We’re combining projects and working over four days, rather than across multiple weekends, to minimise disruption for passengers. There will be changes to services during this time so please check before you travel.”

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