Network Rail Completes Egham and Virginia Water platform extensions

Published on : Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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


Platforms at Egham and Virginia Water 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. Existing 10 car trains stopping at Egham will already benefit from the longer platforms.


Network Rail will also be installing lifts in Virginia Water station’s new footbridge in June 2017, to make the station fully-accessible to all passengers.


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


“Extending the platforms at Egham and Virginia Water 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 station.”


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.”


Seiki Payne, project manager at Network Rail, said: “Our teams at Virginia Water and Egham have overcome some real engineering challenges and tricky conditions in order to build the longer platforms, so I’m particularly pleased that we have delivered both schemes on time and on budget. At Egham, the longer platforms mean that trains won’t overhang the level crossing, which will improve waiting times for drivers at the crossing, and at both stations passengers will benefit from better, more comfortable journeys.”


Source:- Network Rail

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