Next stage of electrification getting underway.

Network Rail's piling banner. Click on image to enlarge.

Network Rail’s piling banner. Click on image to enlarge.

Network Rail will be getting underway with the next stage of their multi-million-pound electrification programme of the London to Bristol main rail line which passes through Bath – and it’s going to get a little bit noisy.

They will have to provide the foundations for the pylons which will carry the live cable along the route and this will be starting late this month (October). It’s going to be a bit of a noisy business with piling machinery at work during designated nights.

Network Rail say: ‘This is the first step to facilitate the installation of the steel gantries which will hold the overhead electrification equipment (OLE). Work needs to be done overnight when passenger trains are not running.

Prior to piling, we will also need to clear the line side vegetation in the area. The works are transient in nature and have been scheduled to minimise unreasonable disruption.

Weekly updates on the exact location of the works can be found each week on our website: http://www.networkrail.co.uk/great-western-route-modernisation/banes/ ‘

The poster illustrated gives you an idea of what will be happening and also how you can find out more.