Passengers travelling between Seamer and Scarborough will have a smoother and more reliable journey after Network Rail completes £20m rail improvement works.
Work to upgrade both track and signals starts in January 2010. The complex job which will last for much of the year includes the complete renewal of track, drainage and signalling within the station approach area. It will also see control of the signalling system fully transferred to Seamer signalling box (currently split between Falsgrave and Seamer) and a new track layout to improve timetable flexibility and give better access for refuelling steam trains.
Warrick Dent, area general manager for Network Rail, said: “This is a significant investment to improve the condition and operation of the railway in this area. It is a long and complex project that will deliver real benefits for passengers. We continue to work closely with the council to minimise the impact of the works upon the community.”
Between January and October 2010 works are being carried out overnight when trains do not run to minimise impact upon the travelling public. The work will impact upon rail services at the end of the year. Network Rail is looking to schedule other works to take place at this time in order to minimise disruption to the travelling public. Further details will be released once they have been confirmed.
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