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Confirmed: Government to invest £300 million in Mainline overhaul
19/04/2017 12:01:00

 
 

The Government has confirmed that it will go ahead with a £300 million overhaul of tracks used by Southern Rail. 

I have been calling for this major investment for months and I am delighted that the Government has confirmed this measure will go ahead. 

Around half of the delays caused to Southern Rail are a result of track and signal problems. This investment will leave Southern with no excuse for future delays.

The £300 million will mean:

  • brand new track and signalling equipment
  • improved security to prevent trespassers on the track
  • better drainage to prevent water damage
  • vital improvements to embankments and plant overgrowth

This is a long term overhaul with a policy of pro-active maintenance to minimise disruption to passengers.

You can read the letter from the Rail Minister in full here.

I am continuing to campaign for the Government to do more in its changes to the Southern Rail service - including stripping GTR of the franchise - however this £300 million investment is an important win for commuters.  

 

 

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