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Waterloo rail works draw to a close

Network rail timelapse waterloo footbridge installation

Major engineering works that closed much of London’s Waterloo station were drawing to a close this morning before the busy hub station returns to normal service. 

Network Rail said work to lengthen and straighten platforms was complete, after 1,000 engineers and trackside staff worked round the clock over the past three and a half weeks. But a problem identified during testing of the signalling overnight meant that further work was needed causing some delays during the Tuesday morning rush hour.

Works involved extending platforms 1 to 4 to accommodate longer, 10-car trains, creating more space for passengers. They were a major part of the £800M Waterloo and South West Upgrade which will boost capacity at the station by 30% by December 2018, providing space for another 45,000 passengers at morning and evening peaks.


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