Network Rail warns work taking place on Kettering's railway next month could be 'noisy'

An online information event being held tomorrow will give residents the chance to ask questions about the planned work

Tuesday, 27th October 2020, 11:27 am
Updated Tuesday, 27th October 2020, 11:29 am

Network Rail is inviting people in Kettering to join an online information event to find out more about work taking place on the town’s railway over the next month.

Between Saturday, October 31 and Saturday, November 28, Network Rail workers will continue with the electrification of the route between Bedford and Kettering and Corby as part of the Midland Main Line Upgrade, which is a £1.5 billion investment into the railway.

The first two weeks of work will see the removal of some vegetation alongside the railway.

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This is necessary to allow the second stage of work to take place.

The second stage of work is installing steel piles which are needed to support overhead line equipment.

Further work along the route will take place next year.

Piling will begin on Monday, November 16, and will take place overnight as this is a time when fewer trains run.

Network Rail is holding an information event tomorrow (Wednesday)

Piling can be noisy so Network Rail wants to give people a chance to ask any questions which they may have about the work.

Usually, Network Rail would hold a face-to-face event, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event has been moved online instead.

Residents can join the event at 6.30pm tomorrow (Wednesday, October 28) by visiting

Anyone who does not have access to the internet or cannot make the event can call the Network Rail National Helpline on 03457 114141 for further information.

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