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Planned railway upgrades will take place this August to improve journeys on the Manchester to Glossop line.
The major work will improve track and drainage at Dinting, where the line splits between Glossop and Hadfield.
The work, as part of the Great North Rail Project, costing around £870,000, will see 200m of track replaced as well as 400m of railway drainage replaced
A special crane will be used to lift the new track panels into place.
Credit: Network Rail
The work will take place on the 8th, 15th and 22nd August and will mean changes to Northern services between Manchester and Guide Bridge, Glossop and Hadfield.
Journeys will be longer and some rail replacement bus services will be in operation.
Chris Pye, Network Rail’s North West infrastructure director, said: “This essential investment will help keep this important rail route for both leisure and commuter passengers between the High Peak and Manchester safe and reliable for years to come.
“The upgrades over three Sundays in August will mean changes to journeys for passengers and I’d urge people planning to travel to check National Rail Enquiries so they know exactly what to expect.”
Credit: Network Rail
Chris Jackson, regional director at Northern, said: “Over the past couple of years we’ve seen the impact flooding can have on the railway. This vital work will not only improve the tracks, but will also provide better drainage and lessen the impact of future rainfall on our customers’ journeys.
“There will, of course, be some disruption while the work is carried out, but we’re working closely with Network Rail to keep this to a minimum and have plans in place to keep our customers on the move.”
This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
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