Giant crane brought in for £20m Southampton rail improvements

Daily Echo: The giant crane at work on the railway over the weekend. The giant crane at work on the railway over the weekend.

IT was a big crane for a big job.

The 500-tonne, 80-metre crane was brought into Southampton Central railway station as part of the track replacement work which left it closed throughout the weekend.

The crane was drafted in to put a scissor cross section of track into place and signalled the next phase of Network Rail’s and the South West Trains Alliance’s £20million investment to upgrade the line through the city.

Project manager Sean Hodges said the repair work is on schedule to finish on May 4.

He said: “The job is on target at the moment. We have had absolutely no delays.”

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