Network Rail reaches vital stage in Midland Main Line upgrade

Published on : Thursday, October 13, 2016

5-300x225Network Rail has completed the demolition of Syston Road bridge in Leicestershire as part of its Railway Upgrade Plan to electrify the Midland Main Line.

 

 

 

The bridge was demolished overnight on Saturday 8 October and the new, replacement bridge will be constructed in stages over weekend nights during October and November.

 
Syston road has been closed to traffic for the past month to prepare for the upgrade. It will continue to be closed until Friday 17 March and route diversions are in place. The new bridge will be built overnight to try and reduce any further disruption to local residents and rail users.

 
The upgrade of the Midland Main Line will provide more seats for passengers travelling between Sheffield and London St Pancras through the East Midlands, as well as a cleaner and quieter railway for those living nearby.

 
Gary Walsh, area director at Network Rail, said: “We are committed to improving services for rail users as part of our Railway Upgrade Plan, as well as minimising disruption to local residents living in Syston and the surrounding villages.”

 

Source;-Network Rail

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