Monday 14 Apr 2003


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Network Rail will be carrying out an extensive programme of engineering work over the Easter bank holiday period as part of the continued drive to deliver a more reliable railway. Large scale maintenance and renewal work will be undertaken at sites across the country, as engineers work round the clock to complete these important tasks. So far as the north west of the country is concerned, most of the work will be carried out in and around Greater Manchester and the routes towards Liverpool. Main work sites are as follows:- ·         Earlestown, Merseyside – 0001 Sunday 20 to 0500 Tuesday 22 April. Track renewal and structures work in Earlestown station. Services diverted and/or replaced by buses. ·         Deal Street to Windsor Bridge South Junction, Salford – 0001 Sunday 20 to 0440 Tuesday 22 April. Work in connection with the Manchester – Salford inner relief road. Train services through Salford Central will be retimed, diverted or replaced by buses. ·         Ordsall Lane Junction to Astley Level Crossing, through Eccles and Patricroft – 0001 Sunday 20 to 0500 Tuesday 22 April. Routine maintenance work. Services diverted and/or replaced by buses. For full details of alterations to train services, passengers are advise to contact the national train enquiry service on 08457 48 49 50 or check with the individual train operators.

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