Tuesday 6 Feb 2018
Passengers advised to plan ahead as £50million upgrade takes place in East Yorkshire
Rail travellers are advised to check before they travel as the latest stage of the Great North Rail Project takes place.
A major upgrade to the signalling system on the line between Ferriby, Gilberdyke and Saltmarshe will begin, with signalling technology ‘recontrolled’ from local lineside signal boxes to the state-of-the-art Rail Operating Centre in York.
The project will provide a whole host of benefits for passengers, including a more modern railway with increased reliability which has greater flexibility for any future timetable or line speed changes. The project will also mean safety improvements at level crossings along the route.
To allow the work to be carried out safely, buses will replace trains between Hull, Selby and Goole on Sunday, 18 February, with passengers advised to allow additional time for their journey and plan ahead via National Rail Enquiries or their train operator.
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Every day, there are more than 4.6 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.
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