Chiltern trains at Marylebone station

Track upgrades to take place on Chiltern main line

Track upgrades on the Chiltern main line are set to take place later this month as part of a £1m investment.

Work is set to begin on the line between Banbury, Leamington Spa and Stratford-upon-Avon on Sunday 23rd and Sunday 30th January.

Further upgrades will take place on the line on 30th January between London Marylebone and Northolt Park stations.

Passengers and freight operators can expect smoother and more reliable journeys between London and the West Midlands as a result of the £1m investment.

Network Rail acknowledged the necessity for the work to take place as they look to provide a more reliable railway.

Denise Wetton, Network Rail’s Central Route Director said: “These major track improvements… will mean better, smoother and more reliable journeys for passengers and freight.”

“Replacing track like this means we have to close sections of railway for old sections to be ripped up and replaced with new.

“I’d urge anyone planning to travel on Sunday 23rd or Sunday 30th January to please check National Rail Enquiries to plan their journeys.

“I’d also like to thank passengers in advance for their patience.”

Train services will not be able to run whilst the railway is replaced and will be replaced by rail replacement bus services.

Chiltern Railways commented on how the upgrades will be of huge benefit to passengers in the long term.

Eleni Jordan, Commercial & Customer Strategy Director said: “The improvements being made on the Chiltern line over the next two weekends will be a huge benefit for customers.

“Anyone who needs to travel during these dates should check their journey via the Chiltern website or app before setting off.”

Featured image – Chiltern Railways


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