Thursday 20 Mar 2003


South East
Network Rail Southern Region will be carrying out a significant programme of maintenance work over the Easter holidays and bank holiday weekend with hundreds of track workers in action.             A substantial amount of time and resources are being put into this seasonal programme of work that will help to improve the condition and reliability of the rail infrastructure. The work has been specially programmed to avoid the busiest days of travel and reduce disruption caused to passengers. Train operators have made extensive alternative travel arrangements where necessary and ensured that travel information is provided.             The Easter programme includes: ·        Essential track maintenance will be carried until 13.30 on Sunday 20 April from Gravesend, Rochester to Maidstone West ·        Track renewals will be carried out from Purley to Tattenham Corner on Saturday 19 April and Sunday 20 April ·        Track renewals will be carried out from Castle Cray to Weymouth on Sunday 29 April ·        Essential maintenance will be carried out between Three Bridges and Keymer on Sunday 29 April ·        Track renewals will be carried out from Staines to Ascot on Sunday 29 April and Monday 30 April The May bank holiday programme includes: ·        Track renewal work at Shortlands Junction will take place on Saturday 3 May, Sunday 4 May and Monday 5 May. Diversions will be in place and Eurostar will be operating a reduced service. ·        Essential track maintenance will take place between Dartford to Strood/Gravesend on Saturday May 3rd, Sunday May 4th and Monday 4th May. - more - Engineering 2 ·        Track renewals will take place between Purley to Tattenham/Caterham on Sunday 4 May. ·        Track renewals will take place from Surbiton to Hampton Court on Sunday 4 May and Monday 4 May. Services will be reduced. ·        Track renewals will take place in the Fareham area on Sunday 4 May. ·        Essential track maintenance will take place on the Sheerness branch line on Sunday 25 May. ·        Track renewals will take place between Billingshurst and Arundel on Sunday 4 May. ·        Track renewals will take place between Brookwood and Farnborough on Sunday 25 May and Monday 26 May

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