The Thameslink resilience programme
To ensure a smooth introduction of the new Thameslink services, Network Rail is delivering a programme which will boost the resilience and reliability of the railway along the Brighton Main Line and other key routes both north and south of the Thameslink ‘core’ through central London.
Using a data-driven approach, NR has targetted areas where the most significant asset-related delays currently originate, turning delay hotspots into more resilient infrastructure.
Work will include:
- Replacing tracks and signalling and renewing key junctions
- Improving security by the railway to help prevent trespass
- Improving drainage in Victorian tunnels to prevent water damage to electrical equipment
- Shoring up cuttings and embankments to reduce the risk of landslides.
Network Rail has created a series of work packages which bring together all necessary asset improvement works required on each section of railway so they can be delivered within an integrated programme. This ‘go there once’ approach means funds will be spent in the most cost-effective way and minimises overall disruption to passengers.