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Track upgrades that will take place on the Chiltern Mainline

Track upgrades on the Chiltern Main Line are due to take place later this month as part of a £1million investment.

Work is due to start on the line between Banbury, Leamington Spa and Stratford-upon-Avon on Sunday January 23 and Sunday January 30.

Further upgrades will take place on the line on January 30 between London Marylebone and Northolt Park stations.

Passengers and freight operators can expect smoother and more reliable journeys between London and the West Midlands thanks to the £1million investment.

Network Rail have recognized the need for the work to take place as they seek to provide a more reliable railway.

Denise Wetton, Network Rail’s Central Route Manager, said: “These major track improvements… will result in better, smoother and more reliable journeys for passengers and cargo.”

“Replacing track like this means we have to close sections of railway so that old sections are torn up and replaced with new ones..

“I urge anyone planning to travel on Sunday 23rd or Sunday 30th January to check National Railways inquiries to plan their trips..

“I would also like to thank the passengers in advance for their patience.”

Train services will not be able to operate during the rail replacement and will be replaced by rail replacement bus services.

Chiltern Railways commented on how the upgrades will be of huge benefit to passengers in the long run.

Eleni Jordan, Commercial & Client Strategy Director said: “Improvements to the Chiltern Line over the next two weekends will be a huge benefit to customers.

“Anyone who is due to travel during these dates should check their trip via the Chiltern website or app before they travel..”

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