Network Rail to carry out overnight piling on Preston to Blackpool line

Posted on - 18th May, 2017 - 5:07pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston News, Transport
The piling process will take place for a number of weeks
The piling process will take place for a number of weeks

Homeowners along the Preston to Blackpool railway line have been warned to expect weeks of disruption.


Overnight piling is taking place as the line is electrified with Network Rail engineers on site.

Foundations for the masts and gantries are being put in place.

Piling is a noisy activity that involves driving steel piles deep into the ground.

Residents living near the railway line have been advised to expect some disruption.

Each piling point is 50 to 60 metres apart and there will also be major vehicle activity during the nights.

The rail work follows ten weekends of initial work on the line ahead of the electrification upgrade.

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Network Rail is holding a series of information evenings for residents to find out more about the piling process and the work.

They are being held:

Monday 22 May from 4pm to 7pm at Kirkham Community Centre, Mill Street, PR4 2AN

Tuesday 30 May from 4pm to 7pm at Poulton Civic Centre, Breck Road, FY6 7PU

Monday 19 June from 4pm to 7pm at Ashton Methodist Church, Wellington Road, Preston, PR2 1BU

Tuesday 27 June from 2pm to 6pm at Blackpool North station, Talbot Road, Blackpool, FY1 2AB

For further information contact Network Rail’s 24 hour national helpline on 03457 11 41 41.

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