Monday 15 Oct 2018
Residents invited to find out more about railway upgrade in East Yorkshire
Network Rail is inviting residents in East Yorkshire to find out more about work to upgrade the railway as part of the Great North Rail Project.
The project will see the signalling system upgraded on the line between Ferriby, Gilberdyke and Saltmarshe, with old signalling technology ‘recontrolled’ from local lineside signal boxes to the state-of-the-art Rail Operating Centre in York. The project will also see improvements to level crossings in the area. Once completed, passengers will benefit from a more modern and reliable railway.
For those wishing to find out more about the work, as well as how they may be affected, Network Rail is holding two public information events. Network Rail workers will be on hand to answer any questions which residents may have.
The events will take place on:
- Saturday, 27 October between 09:30 and 11:30 at Petuaria Centre Centurion Way, Brough, East Yorkshire, HU15 1AY
- Saturday, 27 October between 13:30 and 15:30 at Gilberdyke Memorial Hall, Clementhorpe, Road, Gilberdyke, HU15 2UG.
Anyone who would like to find out more about the work but is unable to make the events, can call the Network Rail National 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 4.8 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.