PICTURE: Miller gets to work on signal centre

Maria Miller MP and Sam McCarthy from Network Rail Credit: Mike Pearse

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.

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Work begins on rail signal centre

Work begins today on a massive new signal centre in Basingstoke that will see 500 jobs brought to the town, but the closure of old signal boxes in a money saving move by Network Rail.