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Rail works North West round-up

August 14, 2011

Network Rail have completed the rebuild of 3 bridges between Eccles and Patricroft which had to be raised to allow overhead electric wires to be strung. Manchester to Newton-Le-Willows via Eccles and Patricroft is expected to open to electric trains by December 2013, with running through to Liverpool a year later.

Meanwhile construction work continues on the new station at Buckshaw Parkway near Euxton (on the Bolton-Preston line) with a footbridge lifted into place on July 10. The platforms are in place and surfacing work is on-going in preparation for the scheduled opening in the autumn.

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