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Services back to normal by March

Railtrack says it is delivering a further five miles of track to lay between Alexandra Palace and Potters Bar.

This could lead to some disruption in services but the company says the line renewals should be completed by Christmas and the speed restrictions lifted.

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Railtrack say that any points showing signs of wear or minor defects will be replaced at the same time but this work is likely to take longer because it takes longer for the parts to be delivered (up to six weeks).

Latest estimations is that the service will be back to normal by March.

A spokeman for Railtrack said he recognised that this is bad news for commuters but said the company has improved the standard of the rail network way beyond that of the old British Rail system.

According to Railtrack the slow lines need far less attention than the fast lines so WAGN will recover quicker than GNER.

Questions, raised in the 'Have Your Say' section of this site are being forwarded from this site to WAGN and Railtrack. They include ...

Why are the relief bus services inadequate?

Why are there still premier parking places at Potters Bar when many commuters have no choice but to drive there?

Why is the main exit at Potters Bar Station closed before all regular commuters get home?

Is there a plan to eventually close Watton station?

When will the compensation be paid and how much will it be?

The answers to the questions raised on this page will be published on the site when they are received.

If you are still not satisfied you can e-mail both companies directly.

Phil Heath from Railtrack and Susanne Page from WAGN have allowed an e-mail redirect to be set up from this site direct to their offices.

You can mail Phil at Railtrack and Susanne at WAGN

November 23, 2000

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Commuters suffer more misery - October 31, 2000
No trains for the rest of the month - October 24, 2000
Broken rail caused derailment - Railtrack - October 19, 2000
Station fencing plan challenged - April 3, 2000
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Toughened glass for station shelters - February 12, 2000
Station renovations continue - Jan 29, 2000
Patrols to target rail vandals - Dec 2, 1999
New station shelter vandalised - Dec 1, 1999
New shelter for station - Nov 29, 1999
Station shelter - work underway - Nov 11, 1999
New waiting room to be built next week - Nov 11, 1999
Station facelift brought forward - Nov 4, 1999
Vandals target station waiting room - Nov 2, 1999
Local residents to meet Railtrack - Oct 15, 1999
Vandalism to track damages train - Sept 9
Railtrack invite feedback on station  -  Sept 5
Railtrack to tackle vandalism  -  August 23, 1999
New plans to beat vandals -  July 13, 1999
Crackdown on station vandalism -  July 9, 1999
Station face-lift hits buffers -  March 19, 1999
WAGN failures -  August 20, 1998
WAGN anger - July 12, 1998

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