Market Harborough residents invited to find out about latest stage of railway upgrade.(Network Rail)

Market Harborough residents invited to find out about latest stage of railway upgrade

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Network Rail is inviting Market Harborough residents to find out about progress on a project to upgrade the railway in the area.

 

The Market Harborough Line Speed Improvement Project is part of the Midland Main Line Upgrade. The line through the station will be straightened to allow trains to travel on that section of track at a higher speed.

The Market Harborough Line Speed Improvement Project is part of the £40billion investment programme taking place across Britain’s railways. This investment represents the largest modernisation of the railways since Victorian times and will provide reliable, efficient transport infrastructure for the future.

The latest stage of work has seen Network Rail begin to strengthen bridges in the town and workers have begun to dig out the new track bed, where the straightened line will go.

Once completed, the work will see improved access at the station for those with additional access needs and longer platforms to accommodate longer trains. The scheme will also increase the amount of parking at the station by 200 spaces.

Residents wishing to find out more about the scheme, as well as the latest work taking place, are invited to a public information event on Wednesday, 24 October between 14:00 and 19:00. The event will take place in the booking hall at Market Harborough railway station.

Representatives from Network Rail will be on hand to answer any questions which residents may have.

Those wishing to find out more about The scheme, but are unable to attend the event, can call the Network Rail National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41 or visit https://www.networkrail.co.uk/running-the-railway/our-routes/lne-and-em/midland-main-line-improvement-programme/market-harborough-line-speed-improvement-project/