Railway Electrification

Uploaded on 16.09.15 at 02.09pm

With the railway through Corsham back open after 6 weeks closure and £50m work to prepare for electrification we asked Andy Haynes, Project Director for Network Rail's West of England area what's been done and what other work still needs to be carried out. Timelapse video of the work through Box Tunnel and other local areas, show some of Network Rail's 'orange army' completing the enormous task of lowering and replacing the track.

Railway Electrification

With the railway through Corsham back open after 6 weeks closure and £50m work to prepare for electrification we asked Andy Haynes, Project Director for Network Rail's West of England area what's been done and what other work still needs to be carried out. Timelapse video of the work through Box Tunnel and other local areas, show some of Network Rail's 'orange army' completing the enormous task of lowering and replacing the track.  Watch video >>

Timelapse of Railway Footbridge Replacement

In the early hours of 22 March, Network Rail successfully replaced the footbridge over the railway in Corsham as part of the programme towards electrification. To minimise disruption and any risk of the work overrunning, the new bridge was built off site and then, using a 500 tonne crane, was lifted over a block of flats into position. 
Work is now taking place so that the new footbridge can open in June. This video, courtesy of Network Rail, is a great time lapse of the bridge being put into position.  Watch video >>