Scrap rail to be removed in the early hours of Sunday at Hinckley Station

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 24 July 2021

NETWORK RAIL are set to remove scrap rail from Hinckley railway station for seven hours in the early hours of Sunday (25 July).

Hinckley railway station (Mason Moore / HFP)

The team carrying out the works will start at 12:01am until 7:30am and they will be using various pieces of machinery and a lorry mounted crane.

Some residents living near to the station have been sent a letter from Network Rail which states that they will try to ‘minimise the noise as much as possible’ through the overnight works and that Covid-19 guidelines will be adhered to.

The removal of the scrap rail follows essential work to install new tracks in the area and it will help to upgrade the track and bring smoother, more reliable journeys for commuters.

The works will also reduce the amount of maintenance which is required and helps prevent further disruption.

Network Rail have said that they have programmes of work in place to manage the removal scrap and clean up near the railway, which have already been planned as a part of a wider project, before the work on upgrading the track is carried out.

A Network Rail spokesperson, said: “Removing scrap rail from the railway keeps passengers and our workers safe.

“Scrap rail is also unsightly for passengers and people in the community.”

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