Monday 17 Nov 2003

STOCKPORT WORKS UNDER REVIEW

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Network Rail and its industry partners are currently reviewing plans to renew the aging signalling and track layout in the Stockport Station area. Work is currently scheduled to take place during the summer of 2004, with engineers looking to upgrade the existing infrastructure, which has been in place since the 1950s. Commented Network Rail’s Director of the West Coast James Martin: ‘Our aim is to renew the current layout at Stockport, with a view to increasing capacity and reliability through this area and providing a railway fit for the next 50 years.’ The works are not directly linked to the current major works programme, which including renewals between Crewe and Cheadle Hulme, which will provide a 125mph railway by September 2004.

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