Remodelling Soho North junction between Birmingham and Wolverhampton(Network Rail Image)
The railway between London Euston and Carlisle has fully reopened after a successful programme of upgrades over Christmas and the New Year.
As part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan, work was carried out from London to Lancaster as tracks were renewed, signals were upgraded and bridges refurbished over Christmas Day, Boxing Day and into the New Year.
One of the biggest pieces of work was in the Birmingham area and saw track and signalling upgrades completed between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton. The work finished this morning (3 January) as planned and trains began running as normal between the two cities and on the Cross City line through Birmingham.
Other work completed included:
Martin Frobisher, London North Western route managing director at Network Rail, said:
Across Britain, 32,600 people worked round-the-clock on 260 projects to provide passengers with a better railway.
Passengers can plan their journeys and check before they travel at www.nationalrail.co.uk.
Stafford, Wolverhampton & Crick Tunnel images.(Network Rail)