More than 15,000 members of ’s orange army will be working over the four-day Easter weekend to deliver £60m of construction work during track possessions.

Beginning late on Thursday 24th March 2015, contractors will mobilise on more than 450 separate improvement projects across Britain.

The biggest parts of the Easter railway upgrade plan include: overhead line renewals and Crossrail work on the Great Eastern main line near Brentwood and Gidea Park; Crossrail and Western electrification work between Paddington and Reading; major renewals at Battersea; and signalling work in East Kent.

Meanwhile Thameslink work continues at London Bridge and the Stafford area improvement programme reaches a milestone, bringing into use a new flyover.