Successful bank holiday planned rail improvement work

With thousands of Network Rail people working out on the tracks all weekend, train services have this morning returned to normal, after planned rail improvements were completed.

During the three-day spring bank holiday weekend, Network Rail successfully delivered engineering works to improve passengers’ journeys by increasing capacity and making tracks, signals and overhead lines more reliable.

David Higgins, chief executive, said: “This is the third consecutive bank holiday that we’ve delivered and over the last three days alone we completed a huge amount of work to improve the railway for passengers, customers and freight users.”

In the run up to this spring bank holiday, Network Rail worked closely with train operating companies and National Rail Enquiries to provide information to passengers about the work being carried out and to provide details about how journeys may be affected.