Network Rail drop in session Thursday 22nd February 2018 Update another meeting March 1st

There another Network Rail meeting on March 1st at Rowbarge pub, Woolhampton, 16.30 to 19.30

 

Sorry about the short notice

Network rail are holding a drop in session on Thursday 22nd February between 16.00 and 20.00 at the Holiday Inn, relating to the work and Railway closure dates.  for more details go to:-

 

https://www.networkrail.co.uk/running-the-railway/our-routes/western/great-western-mainline/west-berkshire

We’re modernising the Great Western route to bring passengers faster, more frequent, more reliable services.
The project includes upgrading our infrastructure so that the route can be electrified to bring faster, more reliable and greener journeys.
What we’re doing
To enable the route to be electrified, we’re installing supporting masts and overhead lines, and preparing the foundations for piling. We’ll also be modifying some of the bridges and other structures on the route to create the extra height needed for the overhead lines. Before starting this work we may need to clear overgrown vegetation alongside the line. Find out more about why and how we manage vegetation.
More about our work to electrify the railway
Work dates and locations
Theale Station
Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 February
23.00 – 09.00
Local Authority: West Berkshire
Theale ( Hanson Aggregates )
Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 February
23.00 – 09.00
Local Authority: West Berkshire
Newbury ( Boundary Road – Newbury Station )
Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 February
23.00 – 09.00
Local Authority: West Berkshire
Work on bridges and other structures
The list below shows bridges and other structures that we need to modify for electrification, along with the work we’re carrying out currently and any temporary road closures and diversions. Work due to start in the future is subject to approval by West Berkshire Council.
Railway Road area
To allow for the electric trains to run we have started work to construct a new transformer station on land between the railway and the old Stirling Cables factory. The transformer will be similar to most National Grid transformers and will be used to electrify the overhead wires.
Winchcombe Road
A sewer pipe was damaged in December while piling in the area near Winchcombe Road. A over-pumping system has been set up while we investigate to find a solution to make the necessary repairs. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this pumping arrangement.
Padworth Lane
A site compound has been set up to allow us to continue working in the area to electrify the line between Reading and Newbury. The site will be safe and secure and every effort will be made to minimise disruption to our neighbours.
Frouds Lane
A site compound is being set up to allow us to continue working in the area to electrify the line between Reading and Newbury. The site will be safe and secure and every effort will be made to minimise disruption to our neighbours.
Reading West Station
Work will be starting in January 2018 to replace the existing footbridge as well as commencing work to modify the existing buildings, canopies and platforms. For more information view residents’ letter
Newbury is going electric
During 2018 we will be installing overhead electric power lines along the 40 miles of railway between Reading and Newbury. To do this we need to install foundations and erect steel masts every 40 to 70 metres along the railway.
This is a significant project for us, which is why we need to close the railway to maximise the efficiency of the works undertaken and to provide a safe working environment. This requires closing the level crossings at Thatcham and Midgham overnight during the closures listed below.
Railway closure dates
These dates have so far been confirmed, please note that further dates are yet to be confirmed and these will be communicated in due course:
00:45 Monday 12 March to 04:55 Friday 16 March
00:45 Monday 23 April to 04:55 Friday 27 April
00:45 Monday 14 May to 04:55 Friday 18 May
00:45 Monday 4 June to 04:55 Friday 8 June
Level Crossing Closures
The following level crossings will be temporarily closed but not on the same dates:
Thatcham – Between the hours of 10pm and 6am during first the closure (date to be confirmed)
Midgham – Between the hours of 10pm and 6am during first the closure (date to be confirmed)
Find out more at our information and drop-in sessions:
Tuesday 20 February – The Bull Hotel, 41 High St, Theale, Reading RG7 5AH from 16:00 to 20:00
Wednesday 21 February Southcote Area – St Matthews Church, 205 Southcote Lane, Reading, RG30 3AX
Thursday 22 February – Holiday Inn Reading, Padworth Lane, Bath Road, Reading RG7 5HT from 16:00 to 20:00
Friday 23 February – Newbury Town Centre, Northbrook Street (On Street) from 09:00 to 16:00
Saturday 24 February – Thatcham Market, Broadway Green (On Street) from 09:00 to 16:00
Tuesday 27 February – The Bull Hotel, 41 High St, Theale, Reading RG7 5AH from 16:00 to 20:00
Wednesday 28 February – West Berkshire Council, Council Offices, Market St, Newbury RG14 5LD from 16:00 to 20:00
Thursday 1 March – The Rowbarge, Station Road, Woolhampton, Reading, RG7 4SH from 16:00 to 20:00
Friday 2 March – Thatcham Market, Broadway Green (On Street) from 09:00 to 16:00
Saturday 3 March –Newbury Town Centre, Northbrook Street (On Street) from 09:00 to 16:00
Tuesday 6 March – West Berkshire Council, Council Offices, Market St, Newbury RG14 5LD from 16:00 to 20:00
Thursday 8 March – Thatcham Town Football Club, Waterside Park, Crookham Hill, Thatcham RG19 4PA from 16:00 to 20:00
Working responsibly
We know that our work to improve the railway may cause some disruption and noise for local communities. We do our very best to limit this and appreciate your patience and understanding.
For example, we often have to carry out some of the work at night when trains aren’t running. This is because we’re contractually obliged to work at times that have the least impact on passenger services, and because we must ensure the safety of our workforce.
If roads or footpaths need to be closed temporarily because of bridge work, we agree diversionary routes with the local council. And we are committed to completing the work quickly, so the road can be reopened as soon as possible.

 

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