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Published on : Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Network Rail is gearing up for another busy bank holiday weekend this Easter ahead of the delivery of more than 200 projects and a £70m investment across Britain over the holiday period.More than 13,000 rail workers will be out in force over the four-day long weekend, working on some of the country’s largest infrastructure projects, including:
Crossrail: Significant work on routes out of London Liverpool Street station in preparation for the start of Elizabeth line services in 2018, which will increase London’s rail transport capacity by 10 per cent and cut journey times.
Thameslink Programme: Major improvement work taking place between London Charing Cross, London Cannon Street and London Bridge stations. Completion of the project in 2018 will allow for new, spacious trains every two-three minutes through central London at peak times. Read our Spotlight feature about the work
Waterloo station: Major track renewal as part of the Waterloo station upgrade, which will increase capacity, improve station facilities and lengthen platforms.
Great North Rail Project: Continued work on the Ordsall Chord project to improve connections in Manchester, and remodelling work at Salford Central station, including the structures replacement of Chapel Street bridge.
West of England: Network Rail is modernising Bath Spa station in preparation for new, longer trains which will enter service in the near future.
This Easter, thousands of rail workers will be working round the clock to deliver our Railway Upgrade Plan. This will provide faster, better services in the long run and help relieve overcrowding to respond to the huge growth on Britain’s railways.
We know that many people want to use the railway during the Easter holidays and the good news is that over 95 per cent of the network is unaffected by this work. But there will be some services that are impacted and so we strongly advise passengers to plan their journeys in advance.