Passengers travelling between Seamer and Scarborough will have smoother and more reliable journeys after Network Rail completes several rail improvement works.
Work to upgrade the railway around Scarborough began in January 2010. The complex job includes the complete renewal of track, drainage and signalling within the station approach area.
Warrick Dent, area general manager for Network Rail, said: “This is good news for Yorkshire passengers and shows Network Rail’s commitment to improving the regions railway. It is a complex project that will deliver real benefits for passengers in terms of reliability and the quality of ride. We continue to work closely with the council to minimise the impact of the work.
“We have planned other works with this resignalling to reduce disruption to passengers and help us to make savings, delivering value.”
Between January and October 2010 the signalling works, which are worth around £20m, are being carried out overnight when trains do not run to minimise impact upon the travelling public. However, essential works will affect trains into and out of Scarborough between 6 October and 1 November.
Around £9m additional investment will be carried out at the same time as the disruptive signalling works. This is made up of four track jobs which will give passengers a smoother ride, and work on the Huttons Ambo River Bridge to make sure it is fit for purpose for many years to come.