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Rail work on hold during Olympics

Olympic rail and Tube routes will be free from engineering work during the London 2012 Games to allow spectators to attend events without facing closures or disruption.

Work will be suspended from late June 2012 until early September on Olympics-linked rail routes, but “additional and enhanced maintenance work” will take place ahead of the Games to prepare the tracks for the extra demand and “work-free” period, Network Rail said.

Non-essential work to upgrade the London Underground, Docklands Light Railway and Tramlink will be put on hold from July 17 2012 until September 14 but regular maintenance work will continue overnight, Transport for London said.

Network Rail operations and customer services director Robin Gisby said: “With an estimated 500,000 spectators from across the UK and overseas travelling to and from Games venues each day, NR has an important role in planning the first public transport Games.

“Our aim, as always, is to deliver our work smarter and quicker and to keep the railway open for passengers.

“Through careful planning, we’ve been able to create a clear window around the Olympic and Paralympic Games - yet another sign that with two years to go London is well on its way to being ready.”

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