Acton Main Line Services May Improve - in 2017
Network Rail issues invitation to tender for scheme at AML
Network Rail has issued an invitation to tender for a scheme at Acton in west London that will improve the reliability of passenger services and deliver increased freight capacity.
When Crossrail services start in 2017, even more trains will travel along the Great Western main line (GWML) so work is needed to improve capacity in the area. The work will involve building a dive under (a crossing where the diverging line passes below the main line) at the west end of Acton Freight Yard and modifications to Acton Yard.
Robbie Burns, programme director, Network Rail, said: "Network Rail is transforming the railway to make Crossrail a success and this work at Acton will give passengers a more reliable service. It also supports our vision to increase the use of rail freight by taking lorries off the roads, reducing traffic congestion as well as carbon emissions."
April 9, 2010