Major investment planned for North Yorkshire railways

Network Rail Media Centre has published an article regarding the upcoming improvement work on the East Coast Main Line in Yorkshire, as part of its Railway Upgrade Plan.

The 11-week upgrade will see the renewal of switches and crossings, more commonly known as ‘points’ – the equipment which allows trains to move from one piece of track to another.

The project affects passengers from Sunday, 26 February and then on consecutive weekends until Sunday, 14 May. Work will take place overnight at weekends in order to reduce the disruption to passengers, with changes to Saturday evening services between York and Newcastle/Middlesbrough as well as services calling at Thirsk.

Between Sunday 26 February and Sunday 14 May, passengers are advised to check with their train operator before they travel as services may run at earlier times or be replaced by bus services.

Rob McIntosh, route managing director at Network Rail said: “This investment in the East Coast Main Line is a vital aspect of our Railway Upgrade Plan, to provide a bigger and better railway for the millions of passengers who use this important north-south route. The completed project will provide a more reliable railway, something I know passengers want to see.”

For the full report:
Published Monday 16th January 2017

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