Monday 19 Jun 2017
Passengers urged to check before they travel on the Midland Mainline to Corby
Passengers travelling to Corby on the Midland Mainline this morning (Monday 19 June) are urged to check before they travel owing to overrunning engineering works.
A Network Rail spokesperson said: "We have been working on the Midland Mainline overnight but have not been able to complete the work on time. We are now working to a revised plan to complete the work and get trains running as quickly as possible. I apologise for the inconvenience this will cause and ask that passengers check before they travel this morning."
Passengers can check before they travel at www.nationalrail.co.uk
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.