Time Lapse video shows Network Rail completing Ashton-under-Lyne works
Ashton-under-Lyne station reopened by Network Rail today after the work to provide passengers with better journeys between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge was completed.
The line was closed for 16 days to allow for an improved track layout at the Ashton Moss North Junction and new tracks and signalling which will also enable faster and more reliable journeys between Manchester and Leeds.
Timelapse footage taken during the project shows Team Orange installing 36 new signals, 27 electrical cabinets and 100km of wiring alongside 1450m of renewed track.
Network Rail owns, operates and develops Britain’s railway infrastructure, with 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts, and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations. They run 19 of the UK’s largest stations, while all the others, over 2,500, are run by the country’s independent train operating companies.
Every day, more than 4.6 million journeys are made in the UK, so people depend on Britain’s railway for their daily commute, to visit friends and loved ones and to get them home safe every day.
Network Rails role is to deliver a safe and reliable railway, so they carefully manage and deliver thousands of projects every year that form part of the multi-billion pound Railway Upgrade Plan, to grow and expand the nation’s railway network to respond to the tremendous growth and demand the railway has experienced – a doubling of passenger journeys over the past 20 years.