A Network Rail proposal to construct a new section of railway underneath the East Coast Main Line has been permitted by the Secretary of State for Transport. The improvement is part of the Railway Upgrade Plan and will link the Stamford lines and the Great Northern Great Eastern lines at Werrington Junction near Peterborough. Currently, slow moving freight trains cross over three lines of the East Coast Main Line, causing high-speed passenger trains to slow down on the approach to Werrington Junction. This multi-million pound investment will mean freight trains no longer need to do this and can instead travel under the East Coast Main Line.
Global Railway Review
More services, new trains, reduced congestion and shorter journey times will be present on the rail network once Network Rails upgrades are complete.