Monday 11 Mar 2019
Drop-in event for Market Harborough residents as major investment into railway station continues
Network Rail is inviting residents in Market Harborough to a public drop-in event as work to improve the railway in the town progresses.
As part of the Midland Main Line Upgrade, the line through the station will be straightened to allow trains to travel at higher speeds. The project will also see numerous benefits to the station building itself, including the installation of a new footbridge to improve accessibility, longer platforms to cater for longer trains with more seats and increased car parking spaces.
A huge amount of work has already completed on the scheme including strengthening three road bridges in the town and the construction of a new car park. A large part of the work to install the new footbridge at the station has also taken place.
The project will mean a six day rail closure to the line through Market Harborough from Tuesday 28 May and Sunday 2 June (inclusive). Network Rail is doing as much work as possible to keep disruption to a minimum and engineers have already laid nearly 3 km of track.
Network Rail has previously held information events for residents in the town and is inviting those who wish to keep up to date with the scheme to another event at Market Harborough Market on Saturday 30 March between 09:00 and 17:00.
Workers from Network Rail will be on hand to answer any questions residents may have.
Those wishing to find out more about the scheme, but are unable to attend the event, can call the Network Rail National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41 or visit www.networkrail.co.uk/marketharborough
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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.
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