Network Rail has completed a project to install new railway signalling at Stafford over the bank holiday weekend.
Workers were on the scene until two hours before the first trains ran this morning. They installed 78 new signals.
The signalling is part of £250M of improvement to the West Coast main line in the Stafford area.
The Staffordshire Alliance of Network Rail, VolkerRail, Laing O’Rourke and Atkins delivered the work on time and on budget.
Source: Network Rail
Network Rail area director Mark Killick said: “It has been an exceptionally busy period for us at Stafford culminating in a tremendous effort over the bank holiday.
“We want to thank passengers and the local community for their patience. We’re delighted to have delivered this vital work on time and on budget. It will bring many long-term benefits.”
Future work includes a rail-over-rail flyover at Norton Bridge, which is set to be commissioned at Easter 2016.