News: Latest Rail News from Orlagh

Posted on 3rd January 2019

Dear Stakeholder,

Happy New Year – we hope you enjoyed a break over the festive period and have a prosperous 2019 ahead.

As the new year begins, engineering work on the Brighton Main Line resumes. This Sunday, 06 January 2019, we will be undertaking a range of work including:
• Balcombe Tunnel drainage
• Haywards Heath and Keymer Junction tamping
• Commission Haywards Heath and Keymer North signalling system

You will recall the launch of the travel advice section on https://brightonmainline.co.uk/ back in early December. You will be delighted to know that this section has been updated to include the frequency of buses and trains which will assist with your planning.

The timetable has also been updated and you can now check your journey before you travel on the National Rail Journey Planner

You may also wish to know that over the Christmas period, the planned engineering work at Battersea Pier Junction was successfully completed. The work involved:
• Removing the old track, replacing it with 1,300m of plain line track and 1,800m of conductor rail
• Renewal of 12 Switch and Crossing units
• Replacing 10 point machines and associated cabling and power supply
There is now a renewed junction in place with an asset life of over 35 years resulting in more reliable journeys.

Finally, we are planning a series of walking tours of London Bridge station between January and March 2019. Should you wish to attend, please do let us know and we will send on the dates and information on signing up.

We look forward to keeping you updated on our work on the Brighton Main Line Improvement Project this year.

Kind regards,
Orlagh
Orlagh Ennis
Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Brighton Main Line Improvement Projects
Network Rail
1-2 Paris Garden, London, SE1 8ND

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