Wednesday 25 Aug 2004
THE REBUILDING OF THE RAILWAY CONTINUES WITH A PROGRAMME OF ENGINEERING WORK ON THE WEST COAST MAIN LINE
- From 28 August to 5 September, work between Hemel Hempstead and Lichfield and Manchester Piccadilly to Stockport, will include:
- The commissioning of a new signalling system between Rugby and Milton Keynes
- Works to bridges at Bourne End, Berkhamsted, Cheddington, Castlethorpe and Hanslope
- Improvement works at Northchurch (nr Hemel Hempstead) and Kilsby (nr Rugby) tunnels
- Level crossing removal on the line between Birmingham International and Coventry at Berkswell, Tile Hill and Canley
- The remodelling of Nuneaton north end junction
- No direct Virgin Trains from Scotland will be able to serve London Euston from Saturday 28 August to Sunday 5 September inclusive. Passengers between Glasgow Central, Motherwell and London should use GNER trains to and from London Kings Cross during this period, or travel by ScotRail Caledonian Sleeper which will run to and from London Euston by an alternative route. Passengers from Carlisle can travel by Arriva Trains Northern to Newcastle or Leeds to join GNER trains.
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.