Late night track closures explained

January 28, 2011

If you have ever wondered why there are fairly regular late-night bus replacements on the Walkden line (every 6 weeks or so), our friends at Northern Rail have shed some light on what’s happening.
The reason for the line closures is simply a regular maintenance cycle – routine repairs carried out overnight to avoid the greater disruption that would be caused by doing them at weekends.
Apparently there are more substantial track renewals planned for the line later on in the summer, but Northern Rail have asked Network Rail to do these overnight too, again to minimise disruption at weekends.
Our thanks to Mark Barker for the heads up !


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