Tuesday 2 Mar 2004

£750,000 FOR MANCHESTER OXFORD ROAD

Region & Route:
 Passengers travelling through Oxford Road station are benefiting from a recent £750,000 investment from Network Rail.  Track has been replaced through three platforms and was completed on schedule at the beginning of February.  Platforms one and two have been re-ballasted and re-sleepered whilst platform three has been re-railed as well. The project involved:-: ·        701 yards of track in total has been improved or replaced ·        3,155 tonnes of waste material has been removed and taken to a registered tip in accordance with environmental requirements ·        Gupia Glabra - a hardwood from a sustainable yield sourced forest in Brazil has been used for the new sleepers ·        4,346 tonnes of new ballast has been used ·        400 yards of new rail has been put into place in total - more - Oxford – 2             Jo Green, General Manager of Network Rail’s Manchester area said: “The work at Oxford Road has been a major renewal and maintenance project for Network Rail.  It has taken months of careful planning to ensure any disruption to passengers was kept to a minimum.             “The Oxford Road scheme is part of a £15m rolling programme of work to renew track in various locations throughout the region.  The track and equipment will improve reliability for commuters using one of the country’s busiest routes.”

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