Tuesday 4 Dec 2018
Residents invited to find out more about work to railway in Bedford over Christmas and in the New Year
Network Rail is inviting residents in Bedford to find out more about work taking place to the railway this Christmas and in the New Year as part of the Midland Main Line Upgrade.
Over the festive period, Network Rail will install gantries to support overhead line equipment next to Bedford railway station in anticipation of the line being electrified north of Bedford.
In the New Year, work will begin to divert utilities from Bromham Road bridge ahead of it being demolished and reconstructed at a raised height to allow all of the railway lines through Bedford to be electrified and to provide a safe distance between this equipment and the bridge.
For residents who are interested in finding out more about the work, Network Rail is holding a public information event this Friday (7 December) from 15:00 until 19:00 at The Park Inn Hotel, 2 St Mary’s Street, Bedford, MK42 0AR.
Workers from Network Rail will be on hand to answer any queries which residents may have. Anyone who can’t make the event but wishes to find out more, should 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.