Monday 18 Sep 2017
Network Rail to hold information event ahead of railway upgrade
Network Rail is inviting residents to find out more about a major improvement project to the railway in Derby, which will see the area resignalled.
The project will see the track around Derby station remodelled and the signalling system upgraded, which will remove a bottleneck which often results in trains waiting outside of the station. The bulk of this work will take place in 2018. Once the bottleneck is removed, passengers will benefit from a more efficient service into and through Derby station.
Piling, the process of installing foundations for the new signalling equipment will take place overnight on weekends between Saturday 30, September and Sunday, 19 November. ‘Piling’ is a noisy activity as it involves driving cylindrical steel piles deep into the ground and residents are advised to expect some disturbance.
The work will take place overnight on weekends, as this is the time when it causes the least impact on passenger services. There will be no disruption to train services.
Those who wish to find out more about the project can attend a drop-in event on Thursday, 21 September at The Hallmark Hotel in Derby between 14:00 and 19:00. Workers from Network Rail will be on hand to answer any questions which residents may have.
Those who are unable to attend the event, but wish to find out more about the project should visit https://www.networkrail.co.uk/derby-remodelling-project/ or call the Network Rail helpline on 03457 11 41 41.
About Network Rail
We own, operate and develop Britain's railway infrastructure; that's 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations. We run 20 of the UK's largest stations while all the others, over 2,500, are run by the country's train operating companies.
Every day, there are more than 4.7 million journeys made in the UK and over 600 freight trains run on the network. People depend on Britain's railway for their daily commute, to visit friends and loved ones and to get them home safe every day. Our role is to deliver a safe and reliable railway, so we carefully manage and deliver thousands of projects every year that form part of the multi-billion pound Railway Upgrade Plan, to grow and expand the nation's railway network to respond to the tremendous growth and demand the railway has experienced - a doubling of passenger journeys over the past 20 years.
We are building a better railway for a better Britain.