Thursday 24 Feb 2005


Region & Route:
Scotland’s Railway: Scotland
Date:                           25 February 2005 Time:                          2.15pm Location:                    Station Road Bridge, Prestwick Town Station Event:                         Ron McAulay Network Rail Route Director Scotland will be joined by Brian Donohoe MP and Sandra Osborne MP, to inspect the first site of a planned programme of works to renew 7,000 yards of track in Ayrshire Media contact:          0141 555 4109            Journalists and photographers are invited to join Ron McAulay, Network Rail Route Director Scotland, Brian Donohoe MP and Sandra Osborne MP at Station Road bridge, Prestwick Town Station this Friday, 25 February. Attendees will inspect one of the sites included in a planned programme of work that will oversee the renewal of 7,000 yards of track in Ayrshire. Work will begin between Byrehill and Newton-on-Ayr on Sunday March 6 and will continue each Sunday until 24 April.  In total, the renewal of 7,000 yards of track, which will also include new sleepers and ballast, and the renewal of switches and crossings, will cost more than £3.5 million. The renewal works around Prestwick Town Station, which will total over 1,000 yards of new track, will take place on Sunday March 27 and again on Sunday April 3.

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