Timelapse footage released as passengers in East Midlands reminded to check before they travel as Midland Main Line Upgrade continues

Network Rail has released new timelapse footage showing the scale of work already completed on the Midland Main Line Upgrade as passengers are advised to check before they travel as further work takes place this weekend.

On Saturday, 13 October and Sunday, 14 October, Network Rail is carrying out various improvements to the line throughout the region as part of an ongoing £1.5billion investment programme.

The work taking place this weekend includes the demolition of Earwig Lane railway bridge in Bedfordshire, which will be reconstructed to allow for the safe clearance of overhead line equipment as the line is electrified from London to Kettering and Corby via Bedford.

The line speed improvement work at Market Harborough also continues over the weekend, with the removal of redundant switches and crossings, the specialist piece of equipment which allows trains to move from one piece of track to another.

Other work taking place includes the installation of new signalling equipment in Wellingborough and work to support the installation of new track between Bedford and Kettering. Timelapse footage released as passengers in East Midlands reminded to check before they travel as Midland Main Line Upgrade continues

 

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