Wednesday 1 Mar 2017
Bath residents invited to find out more about Easter railway upgrade work
Residents of Bath are invited to a drop-in session this week to find out more about upcoming modernisation works at Bath Spa station as Network Rail continues to deliver its Railway Upgrade Plan.
Upgrade work will take place at Bath Spa station from April 8 to 23 which will pave the way for the new Intercity Express Trains arriving later this year, offering more seats and more comfortable journeys for passengers.
Network Rail’s orange army will be working around the clock to widen both platforms and realign the track to allow the new trains to run later this year the benefits of electrification start to arrive for passengers in Bath.
The drop-in event takes place in the Brunswick Room at the Guildhall on Thursday 2 March from 4.30pm to 7pm. The session will allow residents to find out more about the upgrade wok as well as travel information as a reduced service will run from one platform on weekdays throughout this period, with a full rail replacement service on weekends and bank holidays.
Mark Langman, managing director for Network Rail’s Western route, said: “I’d like to thank residents and passengers in advance for their patience as we undertake these essential works as part of our Railway Upgrade Plan.
“The drop-in sessions that we are hosting provide a great opportunity for residents to learn more about the works taking place and we urge anyone who has any questions or would like more information to come along.”
For more information on rail replacement options please visit www.GWR.com/Bath2017
About Network Rail
We own, operate and develop Britain's railway infrastructure; that's 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations. We run 20 of the UK's largest stations while all the others, over 2,500, are run by the country's train operating companies.
Every day, there are more than 4.7 million journeys made in the UK and over 600 freight trains run on the network. People depend on Britain's railway for their daily commute, to visit friends and loved ones and to get them home safe every day. Our role is to deliver a safe and reliable railway, so we carefully manage and deliver thousands of projects every year that form part of the multi-billion pound Railway Upgrade Plan, to grow and expand the nation's railway network to respond to the tremendous growth and demand the railway has experienced - a doubling of passenger journeys over the past 20 years.
We are building a better railway for a better Britain.