Longer Platforms For Longer Trains: Network Rail Completes Bracknell and Wokingham Station Upgrades

Published on : Thursday, March 30, 2017

Network RailNetwork Rail has completed work to extend platforms at Bracknell station and Wokingham station, as part of the £800 million Waterloo & South West Upgrade to increase capacity into Waterloo by 30% by the end of 2018.

 

Platforms at Bracknell and Wokingham have been extended by Network Rail’s engineers to be able to accommodate longer, 10-car trains, which South West Trains will begin operating on the route from May 2017.

 

Becky Lumlock, route managing director at Network Rail, said: “The completion of work at Bracknell and Wokingham is further evidence that our Railway Upgrade Plan is delivering a better railway for passengers.

 

“Extending the platforms at Bracknell and Wokingham is a significant step towards completing our enormous £800 million Waterloo & South West Upgrade scheme, which will significantly increase the amount of space for passengers using the railway to and from Waterloo. I’d like to thank passengers for their patience while we’ve upgraded their stations.”

 

Margaret Kay, managing director of South West Trains, said: “We’re looking forward to introducing longer 10-carriage trains this year. These trains will provide more space and extra capacity for our passengers.”

 

Source:- Network Rail

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