Future engineering work
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COMPLETED: Major improvement works at Watford Junction
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All routes to and from London Euston and between Milton Keynes Central and Clapham Junction
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- London Midland; Southern; Virgin Trains;
The engineering work over the Easter weekend on the West Coast Main Line has been completed and trains are now able to run normally.
The line into and out of London Euston was closed for four days over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend to allow Network Rail to carry out this work. There were also further works taking place at other locations along the West Coast Main Line route. All this work is part of the wider £81m upgrade scheme.
The following work has been completed over the weekend:
• All signalling between Kings Langley and Bushey has been renewed which will allow greater flexibility and quicker return to a normal service after disruption.
• Over 15km (9 miles) of new track laid which will give a smoother journey.
• The overhead line equipment has been modified to make it more reliable.
• Orphanage Road Bridge which is a rail-over-road bridge south of Watford Junction station was demolished and a new bridge installed this is to enable future line speeds of 125 mph.
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