Upgrading the Chilton Principal Line between Leamington Spa and Banbury this September


There are plans to improve the Chilton Principal Line between Birmingham, Oxford and London to make community rail journey extra dependable.

Commuters will quickly profit from a observe improve within the Harbor Tunnel between Leamington Spa and Banbury over two weekends this September.

550 meters of observe will probably be put in on the road in an improve costing £600,000.

This work will probably be carried out on Saturday tenth and Sunday eleventh September and Saturday seventeenth and Sunday 18th September.

To finish the observe substitute, the Chiltern Principal Line would have to be quickly closed, throughout which era rail substitute buses could be put in.

These wishing to journey ought to plan forward because the journey will take longer, the journey will be considered at www.nationalrail.co.uk.

Trains will proceed to run between Birmingham Snow Hill and Leamington Spa in addition to between Banbury and London Marylebone.

The Harbor Tunnel // credit score: Community Rail

Dennis Watton, Central Route Director for Community Rail, mentioned: “These main observe enhancements to the Chiltern Principal Line will imply higher, simpler and extra dependable journey for passengers and freight sooner or later.

“Nevertheless, changing the observe on this method signifies that we now have no choice however to shut the outdated part of the railways, in order that the outdated part is dismantled and changed with a brand new one. I urge anybody planning to journey over the subsequent two weekends in September to please verify Nationwide Rail Inquiries to plan your journey. I want to thank the passengers upfront for his or her endurance.”

Chiltern Railway Operations Director Jacqueline Day mentioned: “We are going to be sure that prospects are nicely knowledgeable of the short-term influence these important enhancements can have on their journey, and that prospects are given their endurance throughout these essential operations. Thanks upfront for.
“Community Rail’s observe enchancment on the Chiltern Principal Line will enhance the client expertise and be sure that our railway is match for objective as passenger demand continues to develop post-pandemic.”

John Robson, Regional Director for West Midlands and North West at Crosscountry, mentioned: “This important funding in railway infrastructure will improve the journey expertise of our prospects and enhance reliability. We wish prospects to go to our web site earlier than touring throughout work hours. Watch and thank them for his or her endurance throughout this essential work.”


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