Passengers have begun using newly commissioned track and signalling installed by Network Rail between Kettering and Corby marking the successful completion of this £130million capacity project.
Since construction began between the two Northamptonshire towns in 2014, a significant amount of work has been carried out to improve the capacity, speed and resilience of the Kettering to Corby route.
Fourteen bridges and viaducts have been strengthened, 21km of track laid (12km of new track and renewal of 9km of existing track), 4km of drainage installed, 15km of railway embankment has been stabilised and 73km of cabling laid.
Further work will be delivered between Kettering and Corby to get the route ready for electric trains services. The immediate benefits include the improved reliability for passengers, the removal of a temporary speed restriction, an improved diversionary route and the ability to accommodate freight containers helping to remove traffic from local roads. More info: https://www.networkrail.co.uk/ketteri…