Monday 6 Oct 2003


Region & Route:
| Southern
200 railway employees worked relentlessly over the weekend to successfully complete a huge amount of work on and around Trowse swingbridge. The railway between Norwich and Wymondham and Norwich and Ipswich was closed for 46 hours to enable the many work activities to take place. Mark Phillips, Network Rail, Regional Director said: “Maintenance work on the railway, especially on such an important stretch of track like Trowse, is essential and the time spent on track, precious.  The Train Operating Companies were able to give us 46 hours and in return we scheduled as many jobs as possible.  Network Rail is committed to investing in its railway network to improve the performance and reliability of its assets for the travelling public. Weekend jobs like Trowse will help us to achieve this.” - more -             Trowse - 2 Work included: o       Replacing switches and crossings o       Relaying 300 yards of track o       Testing and replacing track circuit cables o       Improving track bed drainage at a number of sites o       Tamping o       10 miles of vegetation clearance o       Timber replacement on Trowse swingbridge o       renewing points machines o       replacing ballast o       welding o       Overhead line maintenance

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