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Great North Rail Project Week 9

Better rail journeys arriving in 2018 – The Great North Rail Project between Preston & Blackpool.

Nine weeks into Network Rail’s transformation – as they approach the halfway point of the extended closure between Preston & Blackpool, they bring you some of the key figures.

New signals installed at Kirkham

To date Network Rail have delivered:

+  11,530 metres of track

+ 7,628 metres of drainage installed

+  11,400 metres of new trough routes

+  821 foundations installed route-wide

+  790 steel structures installed

Work to build a bigger and better station at Kirkham & Wesham is progressing well, with platforms taking shape and foundations in place for the new footbridge and lift shaft.

Foundations rise from platform 2 for a new footbridge & lift shaft

To see the full GNRP Week 9 update click the link here  Preston to Blackpool GNRP 12 January 2018