Preston residents invited to drop-in event to find out more about upgrades to Preston-Manchester

Published on : Wednesday, June 14, 2017

stantions-being-put-up-for-electrification-of-preston-manchester-line-1035x545As part of Network Rail’s £1bn+ Great North Rail Project, work continues to complete the upgrade and electrification of the railway between Manchester and Preston via Bolton. For safety reasons some work has to be carried out at night when trains aren’t running which includes piling work to install foundations and the steel masts which will carry electric wires to power greener and quieter electric trains.


Network Rail will be working in the Preston area from Saturday to Thursday, between 11pm and 7am, until the end of July 2017.


Noel Connolly, head of programme management for Network Rail, said: “This work forms part of our Railway Upgrade Plan and will deliver better, greener and more efficient services for passengers in the north.


“I appreciate that the work could be disruptive, so I’d like to thank local residents for their patience while we carry this out. We will take all possible measures to keep disruption to an absolute minimum.”


The drop in will take place between 4 and 7pm on Monday 19 June at Ashton Methodist Church, Wellington Road, Preston PR2 1BU.


The event forms part of a number of drop-in events along the route where local residents are invited to speak to Network Rail staff who will be on hand to answer questions and provide more detail on the working being carried out.


Source:-Network Rail

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