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It's costing £30 million and will bring 500 jobs to Basingstoke. Work started today on a massive new railway signalling centre covering hundreds of miles of track in the south.
It's the biggest ever modernisation project by Network Rail that marks the end of an era. Hundreds of historic signal boxes will be made redundant.
Our transport correspondent Mike Pearse reports. He speaks to Basingstoke MP Maria Miller, Cllr Ranil Jayawardena, signaller Dave Thomas and Sam MacCarthy of Network Rail.
Basingstoke MP Maria Miller has joined Sam McCarthy from Network Rail as work on the new £30 million signal centre in the town begins.
It's thought the new centre will see 500 jobs brought to the town, but it will lead to the closure of old signal boxes.