UK: Calderdale Valley rail line gets EUR 115 million upgrade

Network Rail starts this month a vital £100m (EUR 115.3 million) investment on the Calder Valley line as part of the Railway Upgrade Plan in West Yorkshire. Works include renewing and upgrading vital aspects of the track on the line which runs between Leeds and Manchester via Bradford Interchange and through Calderdale.
The project, which will last untill 15 May, will see essential elements of the track and the track bed replaced in order to improve the reliability of the railway and cope with an increasing demand for services both now and in the years to come.
“The investment in the Calder Valley line is vital to keep the railway performing reliably as demand for rail services continues to grow,” Neil Henry, area director for Network Rail, said.
“Once complete, this work will complement other improvements taking place across the region, including the refurbishment of all Northern trains and the introduction of 281 new, purpose built carriages, and will help us provide a rail service fit for the 21st century,” Paul Barnfield, Regional Director at Northern, said.

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