Hitachi's UK plant looks to the world market
Sliding seats could enable passenger trains to carry goods
A1 No 60163 Tornado does 100mph
Rail Alliance drives Midlands Engine
GB Railfreight to implement Ideagen safety software
UAV survey company Bridgeway Aerial takes off
Fire at Euston Station causes nationwide rail disruption
DB Cargo UK confirms job cuts and reform
Subsea cable fault detection demonstrated to rail industry
HS2 rolling stock procurement moves forward
More than three kilometres of track will be replaced by Network Rail during the work which will include refreshing of the rails, sleepers and supporting stones and will bring more reliable journeys for passengers with fewer delays.
The vital upgrades between York and Newcastle are necessary in order to keep services running fast and reliably for passengers.
Also being refurbished as part of the upgrade are switches and crossings which are the moving parts of the track that allow trains to move from one track to another. The refurbishment will mean less need for future service changes for this area.
Rail replacement buses and limited services will operate between York and Newcastle on Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th of January, Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th and Saturday the 12th and Sunday the 13th of February 2022.
The three weekends of essential work will also coincide with sports fans travelling to the Six Nations game at Murrayfield on Saturday the 5th of February and Newcastle United’s game against Aston Villa at St James’ Park on Sunday the 13th of February.
Due to the changes to services passengers are being advised to check their travel plans ahead of their journey. Passengers travelling with CrossCountry, Grand Central, LNER, Lumo or TransPennine Express should plan their travel ahead using National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner.
Neil Henry, East Coast Operations Director for Network Rail, said: “We’re doing this work across a few weekends to keep the railway open for passengers, including key workers, through the week – and we’re packing in additional work to minimise future disruption. When complete, this vital section of the East Coast Main Line will see fewer delays, helping to provide better journeys along the whole route.”
Credit: Network Rail
LNER will operate services between York and Newcastle using a diversionary route and will see a reduced number of services with longer journey times. Rail replacement coaches will be in operation between York and Newcastle to enable connections for passengers travelling both to and from Durham, Darlington and Chester-le Street for all three of the weekends and also to and from Northallerton for the second and third working weekends.
A spokesperson for train operators on the East Coast Main Line said: “Passengers planning to travel over these three weekends should plan their journey in advance through their train operator’s website or via National Rail Enquiries. The improved track will allow us to run trains more reliably, helping passengers get to where they need to be, on time.”
Changes to services over the three weekends:
Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th of January 2022
Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th February 2022:
Saturday the 12th and Sunday the 13th of February 2022:
This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
About this website
Railpage version 3.10.0.0037
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest is © 2003-2022 Interactive Omnimedia Pty Ltd.
You can syndicate our news using one of the RSS feeds.