Successful Easter means a better railway for passengers

Network Rail today announced the successful completion of more than £40 million of improvement work over the Easter break, delivering a bigger and better railway for passengers.

This included finishing a key stage of a project in Winchester that will take 50,000 lorries off Britain’s roads every year, several more milestones on the £5.5 billion Thameslink Programme and improvements as part of the Olympic Transport Plan.

Simon Kirby, director of infrastructure projects said: “Once again, our engineers have worked tremendously hard over the Easter weekend to deliver improvements on time, bringing better journeys for passengers. The latest technology and new ways of working are increasingly enabling us to get more done, more efficiently. This is good news for passengers as it means we can keep the railway open for longer.”