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This year spare a thought for our teams from L.B. Foster Control & Display Solutions and L.B. Foster Telecoms who are working hard through the Christmas break. In fact, 2017 will see more of our staff than ever before involved on Rail Infrastructure sites on Christmas Day alone; over 20 electricians, control engineers and telecoms specialists.

As Network Rail says, “As part of the national Railway Upgrade Plan, our teams of engineers and contractors are working day and night on some of the country’s largest infrastructure projects this Christmas (Saturday 23 December 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018 inclusive).

"Tens of thousands of passengers are set to benefit from thousands of new, more frequent train services being introduced from next year as a result of our biggest ever Christmas investment programme – a £160m investment and a part of the £50bn Railway Upgrade Plan.”

There will be less disruption for rail users this year as most of the investment work – some 50 per cent more than last year – has been scheduled for when no trains are planned to run, such as on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

In fact, as key suppliers to the national infrastructure provider, we will be supporting their teams across 5 sites and attending on the same days and hours. Network Rail are working on 260 independent projects delivered across 3,400 work sites throughout the Christmas break. Notable project sites LB Foster Engineers will be involved in are:

    >  Redhill Platform 0 for Three Bridges Area Signal Centre (ASC)
    > Thameslink HL17, for London Bridge ASC
    > Moat Hill Level Crossing for Doncaster Signal Box
    > Birmingham New Street Station
    > Farringdon Station
 

So, a huge thank you for these colleagues and their families who will be enjoying a late Christmas dinner due to the fact that they are helping “Keep our railways moving

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