Tuesday 16 Dec 2003

NETWORK RAIL’S CHRISTMAS PRESENT TO MARK HALL SCHOOL

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South East
Southern
Mark Hall School’s Christmas stocking is bulging after Network Rail’s donation of two laptop computers.             Network Rail was in its final stage of its £184 million West Anglia Route Modernisation project to upgrade the signals between Bethnal Green and Stansted Airport. Railway employees had temporary line side offices in Harlow near Mark Hall School, but access and parking was very limited.  Mark Hall School kindly provided a temporary overflow car park, which became essential to engineers who had to work 24 hours a day. Steve Reynolds, Network Rail Project Manager said:  “Network Rail is very grateful for the car parking space that Mark Hall School let us use. The school has played an important part in the successful £184 million modernisation.  Many of the pupils, their friends and families use the railway and their help has ensured that the railway is safe, reliable and performs well. ”

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