Passengers of Bolton Station will witness platform improvements starting next week. This is part of the Railway Upgrade Plan set out by Network Rail. There will be plans to provide Bolton Station with the capacity to provide their passenger with faster, electric train services. These new train services are expected to be running from December 2017.
This work forms a part of the larger Network Rail Plan that will see over £1 billion invested in to the Great North Rail Project. The project will see improvements made to the railway between Manchester and Preston. This work will be entering the next phase of the upgrade starting from Sunday 26th March. However, there are not expected to be any impacts on the train services.
As part of the Railway Upgrade Plan, Network Rail are focused on investing in Bolton to try and provide passengers with the railway that should meet their needs for many years to come. Hopefully the improvements to the railway will also help in boosting the economy across the North of England.
The work at Bolton will also see the renovation of platform 5, which hasn’t been use since the 1990s. This extra platform will allow an increased number of trains to run between Manchester and Preston. The projects will help modernise the railway in order to create more, better and quicker railway journeys for passengers using Bolton railway.
Passenger will see parts of the platforms being worked on fenced off, and Network Rail advise their service users to allocate extra time in their journey for manoeuvring on the platforms and to take care while being on them. In order to keep the station open, the improvements to the platforms are occurring a section at a time, which means there will be construction at varying parts of the platform while the work is taking place.