by Tiana May
27 Jan 2023
Network Rail is set to upgrade just under three miles of railway tracks in the north of England to improve the reliability of trains running through Scarborough.
This 3.2 million GBP investment between Willerby Carr and Seamer will provide smoother journeys and reduce the need for future maintenance.
“The modernisation of these tracks will make a big difference to our customers and provide more reliable journeys and ensure the long-term resilience of the route.”
The work will be completed over four days and will see Network Rail engineers replace the rails and wooden sleepers with resilient steel sleepers and new rails.
Prior to this project, no major work has been carried out on this section of track for around 50 years.
While the work is completed, Network Rail will also renew vital signalling equipment around Seamer, including the line’s traffic lights. This simultaneous work will make the best of the line’s closure and minimise future disruptions for passengers.
To enable these upgrades, buses will replace trains between Malton and Scarborough from Tuesday 31 January until Saturday 4 February.
“This is an essential upgrade to breathe new life into these decades-old tracks and deliver better, more reliable journeys for those travelling through.
“We’re combining projects and working over four days, rather than across multiple weekends, to minimise disruption for passengers. There will be changes to services during this time so please check before you travel.”
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