Friday 25 Feb 2005


Region & Route:
Scotland’s Railway: Scotland
Network Rail is investing more than £3.5 million on track improvements in Ayrshire.  Engineers will begin work on Sunday March 6, at Newton-on-Ayr, on a programme of work that will oversee the complete renewal of over 7,000 yards of rail. The work will also include laying new sleepers and ballast, as well as the renewal of switches and crossings.  Most of the work will be carried out on Sunday’s, beginning on March 6 and finishing on April 24. Ron McAulay, Network Rail, Route Director, Scotland said:  “We are committed to improving the rail infrastructure in Scotland.  This substantial investment will result in smoother, quieter and more reliable journeys for rail passengers in Ayrshire.  By doing this work at weekends, we will reduce disruption for passengers.”

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