Notts rail revamp on track

The first fortnight of major improvement works to rebuild the railway system around Nottingham remains on schedule. Our Transport Correspondent Keith Wilkinson is taking a look at the work which is expected to last until the 25th of August.

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Railway rework of major junction to cut journey times

Speed limits will rise from 30mph to 50mph after work is complete on the Robin Hood line Credit: ITV News Central

These are the first pictures of work being carried out during a major project to upgrade the rail network in the East Midlands.

The five weeks of works include the closure of Nottingham station, the relaying of track and replacement of signals on the Robin Hood line to Mansfield.

Mansfield Junction is being dug up with new track being laid to enable speed limits to increase Credit: ITV News Central

These images show the state of Mansfield Junction today.

It's being reconfigured as part of the £100m railway regeneration, which aims to increase line speeds and improve train services through Nottinghamshire and the East Midlands.

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