Between 22 July and 7 October, Network Rail will be working in partnership with Bondholder East Midlands Trains and CrossCountry to rebuild the track and signalling in and around Derby railway station.
It will be the biggest rail investment in Derby for decades, as the current track and infrastructure will be replaced and upgraded to provide better journeys for all passengers travelling to, through and from Derby.
Jo Johnson, MP, Rail Minister said: “The £200 million re-signalling programme in the Derby area will improve reliability, punctuality, and ensure the line is fit for future growth.”
In addition to the infrastructure works, a new platform will also be built to increase capacity at the station.
Jake Kelly, managing director, East Midlands Trains, said: “We know how frustrated our customers feel when their train is forced to wait outside Derby for a platform or track to clear – this investment will remove these bottlenecks and help to improve journeys.”
John Forkin, managing director, Marketing Derby said: “The investment is excellent news for Derby as anything that improves the passenger experience can only be good. We’re happy to share information with our business stakeholders on the short term changes to journeys this summer as the long term benefit is so good.”
Unfortunately for travellers it will mean short term disruption and changes to journeys while the work is carried out.
All the companies involved are working together to deliver a single communications campaign to help customers, businesses, stakeholders and local communities understand the impact and changes to their journeys.
As part of this, you are invited to a breakfast briefing session at Pride Park Stadium to find out more. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions of those delivering the scheme.
To book your place, please visit: www.bookeo.com/derbyresignalling
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