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Huge revamp for rail station; Major new works given green light.

Byline: EMMA RAY

NUNEATON train station will undergo a massive revamp after a proposal to improve the West Coast Main Line was approved.

It will enable Railtrack to provide for increased capacity and greater reliability and has been approved under the Transport and Works Act.

Powers are being granted to Network Rail to carry out a series of projects forming part of the programme to modernise the West Coast Main Line.

The decision is in line with the recommendation of the inspector who held a public inquiry into the proposals.

It will mean a new platform at Nuneaton station with a new fly-over and dive-under outside the station.

Transport minister David Jamieson said: "The work on the West Coast Main Line is essential to bring this important route up to a modern and reliable standard with increased capacity."

The plans see Railtrack realign part of the Nuneaton to Coventry line, divert the River Anker and build new permanent ways at Attleborough.

The underpass beneath the lines at Oaston Road and Wheat Street will be lowered and the adjoining footpath diverted.

New lines will be laid at Nuneaton station, with associated works. Weddington Terrace will also be realigned and access would be provided to Attleborough.

emma.ray@mrn.co.uk
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Date:Mar 29, 2003
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