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Changing platforms Rail blockades are always testing times for contractors. Dave Parker reports from one site where everything went to plan.

Monday 26 January, 6.15am. The first Marylebone-bound train for nine days pulls out of Haddenham & Thame Parkway station, dead on time. Joint venture contractor Laing GrantRail site personnel heave huge sighs of relief. A new six car platform is open and the track re-aligned over a 7.5km length.

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