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Network Rail's bank holiday bonanaza

Network Rail completed work worth more than £45M over the Bank Holiday weekend. More than 4,000 people were employed on projects up and down the network.

Train services across the country returned to normal on Tuesday, although scheduled work continued on parts of the West Coast Main Line (WCML).

Works that took place as part of the £8.6bn WCML upgrade included a new track between Newbold and Brinklow and replacements to overhead line equipment at High Oaks, Brinklow and Long Lawford Junction.

Elsewhere, platform extension work was carried out at Luton Airport Parkway, as part of the £5.5bn Thameslink Programme.

Network Rail infrastructure investment director Simon Kirby said: "This weekend saw yet again a tremendous amount of work completed across the country to improve the railway for passengers and freight users and we are continuing to do more."

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