Five major achievements for Network Rail’s Upgrade Plan in 2018

Network Rail recently highlighted it’s 5 biggest achievements for 2018:

  1. Waterloo fully reopens – The former Eurostar terminal at London Waterloo station reopened permanently on 10 December 2018 for the first time since international services moved to St Pancras in 2007, as part of the £800m project to increase capacity on the South Western Railway network.
  2. London Bridge transformed – Fully reopened in January, having been transformed by Network Rail as part of the government-sponsored Thameslink Programme. Its historic £1bn redevelopment included a vast new concourse larger than the pitch at Wembley to unite 15 platforms for the first time.
  3. Lime Street upgrade completes – The £140m transformation of Liverpool Lime Street station completed in October 2018 with the full reopening of all 10 of the station’s platforms.
  4. Record-setting re-signalling – In April 2018 Network Rail delivered the biggest ever re-signalling – a £130m project to enable GWR to run more frequent services to London, and provide faster trains and more seats to passengers.
  5. Intercity Express trains herald a new era – Great Western Railway’s 12.10 arrival at Paignton from London Paddington on 28 July 2018 marked the first Intercity Express Train to travel to the seaside town. The 9-carriage long Class 800 train, 800309, was the first Intercity Express Train to travel from London beyond Exeter in passenger service.

For more information visit the Network Rail Website.

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