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£100m rail upgrade for Nottingham

20 Jul 12 Network Rail is starting a £100m plan to renew the railway around the city, with the relaying of six miles of track, and the installation of more than 140 new signals.

Three signal boxes and two footpath crossings will be closed and two level crossings to the east will be renewed.

And with the government this week announcing plans to electrify the line to Nottingham, the city’s railway infrastructure stands on the brink of big changes.

Network Rail said that its resignalling work would bring a faster and more reliable railway infrastructure as well as a new platform for the station. This will complement the Nottingham Hub Project which is set to start in September and will deliver better station facilities at Nottingham.

Network Rail route managing director Martin Frobisher said: “This investment in Nottingham will bring a huge improvement for passengers. Nottingham is such an important city in the east midlands and the station improvements will create the gateway which the city deserves. The improvements to the railway infrastructure will improve the flexibility, speed and reliability of the services to and from the city."

Mr Frobisher added: “We realise this will cause disruption to passengers and have made every effort to minimise the length of time our resignalling will take.”

When the signals are commissioned on 24-25 August 2013, it will mark the end of Trent power signal box after 44 years of service. The area will come under the control the latest generation of signal control centres at Derby.

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