Over the late May bank holiday, Network Rail completed all their planned upgrade work between Cumbria, the Midlands, Euston, and the North West.
To improve the line for freight and passenger services on the West Coast mainline, groups of teams at different locations worked between Saturday 29th and Monday 31st of May.
Three things were worked on: these were track replacement at Worcester, Halton in Cheshire, Harrow and Wealdstone and Cheddington in Buckinghamshire, signalling upgrades at Trafford Park in Manchester, and ballast upgrades in Crewe and Carlisle.
All the work was timed to try to minimise the disruption around the bank holiday.
Tim Shoveller, managing director for Network Rail’s North West & Central region, said: “I’d like to thank passengers for their patience while we carried out these essential upgrades to the West Coast main line and routes which feed into it over the late May bank holiday.
“I’m immensely proud of the hundreds of Network Rail staff and our contractors who continue to make the West Coast main line more reliable for our passengers and pave the way for HS2, which will bring much-needed extra railway capacity as the country builds back better from the pandemic.”
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