Tuesday 27 Oct 2020
Online information event for Kettering residents ahead of railway upgrade work
Network Rail is inviting residents in Kettering to join an online information event to find out more about work taking place on the town’s railway over the next month.
Between Saturday, 31 October and Saturday, 28 November, Network Rail workers will continue with the electrification of the route between Bedford and Kettering and Corby as part of the Midland Main Line Upgrade, which is a £1.5billion investment into the railway.
The first two weeks of work will see the removal of some vegetation alongside the railway. This is necessary to allow the second stage of work to take place. The second stage of work is installing steel piles which are needed to support overhead line equipment. Further work along the route will take place next year.
Piling will begin on Monday, 16 November and will take place overnight as this is a time when fewer trains run. Piling can be noisy, so Network Rail would like to give residents a chance to ask any questions which they may have about the work. Usually, Network Rail would hold a face to face event, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event has been moved online instead.
Residents can join the event at 18:30 on Wednesday, 28 October by visiting https://rb.gy/gjhztg. Anyone who does not have access to the internet or cannot make the event, can call the Network Rail National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41 for further information.
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