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West Coast Main Line re-opens following Grayrigg derailment

The West Coast Main Line re-opened this morning, following three weeks of intensive construction work at the site.
The first train to pass was the 5.10am Manchester to Glasgow service, which passed over rebuilt track and a bigger embankment at 6.45am.The site has been the subject of significant activity since the crash, with around 1km of new track, new signalling, new overhead power cabling and a rebuilt embankment(NCE 8 March)Rail Accident Investigation Branch and British Transport Police investigations took place alongside civls work directed by Network Rail Major Projects and Infrastructure, with Birse Rail and WA Developments as lead contractors.

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