Nestrans welcomes Network Rail improvement works

Jenny Anderson 2018

Network Rail has announced they will be undertaking signalling work on the Aberdeen to central belt line between Cove and Muchalls. These works will benefit improvements to local rail services to be introduced as part of ScotRail’s Revolution in Rail proposals and improvements to Aberdeen to central belt journeys.

The works will be ongoing at Muchalls and Newtonhill between 29 September to 5 October, and then at Portlethen and Cove between 20-26 October. The works will be undertaken at night to minimise disruption to train services. The works involve removing vegetation at Portlethen and Newtonhill this week during the day.  Other work such as installing lineside equipment and stanchions will be taking place from September to December.

Network Rail is also renewing tracks on the Hanover–Waterloo line, with works taking place from 22 September until 8 December. The work is scheduled to take place 24 hours a day and will involve renewing 2,384 yards of track and railway components on the line, which is a stretch of freight railway that links Waterloo Quay into the rail network (branching off from the passenger railway at Kittybrewster).

Letters have been sent to nearby properties of both sets of works to notify them in advance and apologise for any disturbance.