Railway maintenance works apace to ensure key workers can attend work

overhead lines repairs at south kenton
Credit: Network Rail

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Network Rail has announced that repairs and maintenance continues on the West Coast Mainline to ensure supplies and workers keep moving.

Last weekend, engineers, who are classed as key workers in the Covid-19 fight, worked to on keeping up reliability on the WCML.

Work included:

  • Repairs to overhead power lines between Watford Junction and Euston.
    • This was the final stage of work to fix 1,000 metres of overhead wires brought down at South Kenton on Saturday 7 March.
  • Stabilising a railway embankment at Birkthwaite, near Carlisle
    • The embankment was weakened by heavy rain and storms
  • Wembley Junction on the Chiltern Mainline has had switches and crossings refurbished.

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What did the officials say?

Tim Shoveller, managing director of Network Rail’s North West and Central (NW&C) region, said:

“As key workers in the transport sector, colleagues have been working around the clock this weekend to make sure that we can get NHS medics, emergency service staff, food, fuel and medicines where they need to be.

“We are continuing to plan carefully while supporting our railway colleagues, especially those in critical front line roles, as we all work together to support Britain in its hour of need. Our role in Britain’s coronavirus response is clear – to keep key workers and vital supplies moving safely as together we rise to this challenge.”

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  1. Best of luck to the orange army workers working on the railways. Network Rail should be grateful during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) dilemma.


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