Wednesday 9 Aug 2017
Network Rail to hold drop-in events ahead of Transpennine Route Upgrade work
Network Rail will hold a series of drop-in events across the Pennines as work continues to upgrade the Transpennine Route.
In preparation for the upgrade, which once complete will see faster and more regular journeys across the Pennines, vegetation will be removed from the side of the railway between Leeds and Manchester between September 2017 and May 2018.
Drop-in sessions for lineside neighbours will take place between 5pm and 7pm on the following days:
- Dewsbury – Tuesday 8 August – Dewsbury Library, WF12 8EQ
- Batley – Monday 14 August – Batley Library, Market Place, WF17 5DA
- Deighton – Tuesday 15 August – Deighton Chestnut Centre, HD2 1HJ
- Mirfield – Thursday 17 August – The Salvation Army Hall, WF14 8AF
- Slaithwaite – Monday 21 August – Slaithwaite Community Centre, HD7 5XE
- Marsden – Tuesday 22 August – Marsden Mechanics Hall, HD7 6BW
- Huddersfield – Wednesday 23 August – Huddersfield Town Hall, HD1 2TA
- Mossley – Tuesday 29 August – George Lawton Hall, OL5 0HR
- Stalybridge – Wednesday 30 August – Stalybridge Civic Hall, Trinity Street, SK15 2BN
- Greenfield – Monday 4 September – Greenfield Methodist Church, 9 Chew Vale, Greenfield, OL3 7EQ
For further information, residents should contact Network Rail’s National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41.
About Network Rail
Network Rail owns, manages and develops Britain's railway - the 20,000 miles of track, 40,000 bridges and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations (the largest of which we also run). In partnership with train operators we help people take more than 1.65bn journeys by rail every year and move hundreds of millions of tonnes of freight, saving almost 8m lorry journeys. We employ 38,000 people across Britain and work round-the-clock, each and every day, to provide a safe, reliable railway.
About the Railway Upgrade Plan
The Railway Upgrade Plan is Network Rail's investment plan for Britain's railways. It makes up two-thirds of Network Rail's £40bn spending priorities for the five years to 2019 and represents the biggest sustained programme of rail modernisation since the Victoria era. It is designed to provide more capacity, relieve crowding and respond to the tremendous growth Britain's railways continue to experience; passenger numbers have doubled in the past 20 years and are set to double again over the next 25 years - so we need to continue to invest in building a bigger, better railway. For passengers, that means:
- longer, faster more frequent trains;
- better, more reliable infrastructure; and
- better facilities for passengers, especially at stations.