Engineers work ‘around the clock’ on £7m West Highland line project

Network Rail

NETWORK Rail engineers have completed a £7 million project to improve the West Highland line.

The organisation’s engineering teams worked ‘around the clock’ over nine days to replace more than 3.5km of track at locations between Upper Tyndrum and Spean Bridge.

Engineers also carried out works to improve drainage and track over the Nevis Viaduct, which Network Rail said supports the implementation of a new track design.

Liam Sumpter, Network Rail route director for Scotland, said, “This investment programme is vital for the future of Scotland’s railway.

“The work we have completed helps to provide a more modern railway and will help to improve reliability on the West Highland Line – which is visited by many thanks to its iconic scenery.

“We understand some customers may have experienced some inconvenience while the work was carried out.

“But such a significant investment could not be delivered without temporary disruption and every effort was made to reduce the impact of our activities as much as possible.

“I’d like to thank all passengers and lineside neighbours for their patience and understanding while we completed this essential work.”