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Network Rail plans vital Bank Holiday work

Network Rail will spend more than £30 million on engineering projects over the May 28-30 Bank Holiday weekend.

More than 9,000 members of the Orange Army will work at sites across the UK.

Projects include: overhead line electrification work south of Shenfield, in preparation for Crossrail; completion of the £250m capacity improvement at Norton Bridge; laying new track at London Bridge ahead of the opening of the first half of the station’s new concourse this August; and the penultimate stage of a signalling upgrade in Bristol, as part of the Great Western Electrification Programme (GWEP).

At Bermondsey, NR is installing a new set of points enabling trains to use the new Bermondsey dive-under when it is completed next year.

In Bristol, a road bridge is being demolished and replaced by a new structure that can support the overhead line equipment structures needed for GWEP. 

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