Rail

The UK’s Network Rail has completed a £200m investment upgrade programme at more than 2,000 locations around the country.

The company has completed major projects and restored services at Reading and London Bridge.

Network Rail said its investigation into engineering overruns at King’s Cross and Paddington on 27 December 2014 will continue and its initial findings will be unveiled shortly.

The company opened two new platforms and laid new track at London Bridge as part of the £6.5bn Thameslink programme.

New signalling has been installed on the New Cross Gate to Sydenham corridor and also in South London near Bermondsey.

"The company opened two new platforms and laid new track at London Bridge as part of the £6.5bn Thameslink programme."

The company has replaced tracks at the entrance to the Hornsey Depot in north London.

A viaduct was built to the west of the Reading station and Network Rail finished the latest phase of upgrade work at Watford, Norton Bridge and Stafford.

The company completed 13 different projects at several points between London King’s Cross and Peterborough.

Signalling alterations were carried out for the Thameslink project and two bridges were partially rebuilt for the Midland Main Line electrification project and track were improved between Kettering and Corby and at Toton.

The roof of Carmuirs Tunnel near Falkirk was demolished and a new tunnel was installed. Track work was undertaken in Glasgow’s Queen Street Tunnel.

Network Rail renewed tracks between Stratford and Shenfield and completed upgrades to the overhead line equipment on the Great Eastern Main Line.

Two bridges on the Gospel Oak to Barking line have been replaced. Work is underway at Chadwell Heath on the eastern section of Crossrail.

The company replaced a bridge over the River Teme on the line between Hereford and Shrewsbury.

Other works include bridge demolition on the South Wales Main Line between Newport and Cardiff.


Image: Network Rail completed a £200m investment upgrade programme at more than 2,000 locations in the UK. Photo: courtesy of Network Rail.