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Keeping up with upgrades to provide more reliable journeys for rail passengers in Yorkshire

Published on: Tuesday, May 31, 2022

This weekend, hundreds of Network Rail staff will carry out key railway upgrades in Yorkshire to boost reliability.

The upgrade will see over 420 meters of track renewed at South Elmsall and over 340 meters replaced at Adwick. Work will take place to replace the rail, the sleepers and the ballast, the stones that support the railway.

When completed, passengers will benefit from a more modern and reliable railway with less disruption, as well as smoother journeys.

To ensure the work is carried out safely, changes will be made to services on Sunday June 5, with passengers advised to plan ahead and check before traveling via National Rail Inquiries or with their rail operator.

By this date, replacement bus services will be in place between Doncaster and Wakefield Westgate, and detour routes will also be in place.

This means journeys will take longer than usual, so passengers are advised to allow extra time for travel.

Sarah Reid, Network Rail’s Managing Director East Coast Route, said: “The work we are doing over the weekend will help deliver smoother and more reliable journeys for passengers.

“The majority of the rail network is open for business over the Jubilee weekend, but the work we are doing at Adwick and South Elmsall will result in some changes to services, so we urge passengers to plan ahead via National Rail Inquiries.

“We are truly sorry for any inconvenience this has caused, and would like to thank everyone involved for their patience.”

Source: – Railway network

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