Network Rail plans bank holiday improvement programme

Network Rail engineers will be working around-the-clock this May Bank Holiday to deliver vital improvements for passengers.

Network Rail plans bank holiday improvement programme

On the West Coast mainline, linking Glasgow Central to London Euston, engineers will renew tracks at several locations including Carstairs, Beattock and Symington South.

As part of this programme to help make the railway infrastructure more resilient and reliable, structural improvement works will also take place at Cathcart Road in Glasgow.

Most of the country’s services are unaffected, but due to the complexity of the engineering work, the programme cannot be delivered without some short-term closures of the line.

Liam Sumpter, Network Rail route director for Scotland, said: “The improvement works planned for the May Bank Holiday are crucial to improving the reliability of Scotland’s Railway.

“The work will help to provide a more modern railway while limiting future disruption for passengers.”

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