Tuesday 1 Mar 2005


Region & Route:
Scotland’s Railway: Scotland
While most people will be enjoying an Easter break, Network Rail engineering staff will be tackling essential engineering work over the holiday weekend on Edinburgh’s south suburban line. The work, costing around £200,000, involves replacing 90 metres of sewer on the railway line which runs alongside the Royal Blind School at Craigmillar Park. Ron McAulay, Route Director, Scotland for Network Rail said: “I would like to take this opportunity of thanking The Royal Blind School for their help and assistance with this project and to apologise for the delay, caused by our ability to take access earlier to the network.  The school has very kindly allowed us to operate a water pump in their grounds while waiting for the work to be carried out.  I am therefore delighted that the work is now going ahead.  “I would also like to take this opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience caused to the school and local residents.” The south suburban railway line will be closed from late afternoon on Saturday 26 March until the early hours of the morning on Monday 28 March. The engineering work will involve the use of small plant and machinery and temporary lighting equipment.  All measures will be taken to minimise inconvenience and disturbance during the work.

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