Communities and passengers thanked as £100m railway upgrade in Greater Lincolnshire completed

Published on : Wednesday, January 13, 2016

e8a14bde909d41a7aa05caa89ef62896Passenger train services have resumed after Network Rail successfully completed a £100m railway upgrade in Greater Lincolnshire.The first service was the 05.49 East Midlands Trains service from Cleethorpes to Newark Northgate, with all other passenger services also resuming today.

 

The investment project saw engineers work over the Christmas period and into the new year to upgrade 16 level crossings, re-signal 60 miles of track, replace two bridges and carry out structural inspections of bridges and stations. The extensive upgrade work took place during a 17-day closure of the rail network between Scunthorpe and Cleethorpes during which time buses replaced train services.

 

As well as improved reliability of train services for passengers, work carried out around the Port of Immingham, where a quarter of all rail freight enters the country, means more services are able to run helping to boost economic growth in the region.

 

Rob McIntosh, route managing director for Network Rail, said: “We would like to thank passengers and communities for their patience while this huge upgrade, which has seen us replace 100-year-old equipment with the most up-to-date signalling technology, has taken place. This is the biggest railway upgrades in the region for decades and one which will benefit both passengers and industry alike and I am delighted that the work has been completed on time and on budget.”

 

Source:- Network Rail

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