New viaduct will reduce delays on East Coast Main Line

PLANS to reduce rail delays, journey times and passenger overcrowding in Times Territory have been unveiled. Network Rail, which owns and operates Britain's railway infrastructure, wants to build a

PLANS to reduce rail delays, journey times and passenger overcrowding in Times Territory have been unveiled.

Network Rail, which owns and operates Britain's railway infrastructure, wants to build a �55m viaduct on the East Coast Main Line near Hitchin.

The company believes the bridge would help remove one of the UK's worst rail bottlenecks, with the effect that delays and journey times between London and Cambridge would decrease.

A public exhibition of the plans will be held at Hitchin Priory, in Tilehouse Street, Hitchin, from April 2-4.

Network Rail route director Richard Lungmuss said: "The investment we are planning in the Hitchin area is about improving transport links, reducing delays to passengers and increasing the number of services.

"Rail users the length of the country will feel the benefits of this scheme as we remove the biggest remaining pinch point on the East Coast Main Line.

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"We're excited at the prospect and now we want rail users and the people of Hitchin to have their say."

The exhibition times are as follows;

Thursday, April 2 - from 10am to 8pm

Friday, April 3 - from 10am to 6pm

Saturday, April 4 - from 10am to 2pm

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