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As part of our Programme to electrify key rail routes across the mainline, the section of railway near your school will be under construction for the installation of the Overhead Line Equipment and be electrified. The safety of people on and around the railway is our priority and education in rail safety is key, especially for young people.
Network Rail is electrifying the routes to make journeys more reliable, greener and quieter for thousands of passengers. The electrification of one of Britain’s busiest and oldest railways will improve connections between major towns and cities across England. Journeys will be smoother and more comfortable for passengers and quieter for people living near the railway.
This broadcast will feature an interactive quiz at the end of the safety video, if your school is the first to answer the most questions correctly you will win a visit from a Milton Keynes Dons F.C. player to your school!
The overhead lines will be energised at 25,000 volts AC, at 50Hz frequency. It is of course extremely dangerous for any person to come close to the overhead line equipment or any associated part of it, including the supporting masts, switch feeds and cables. There is no danger to any persons as long as they remain away from the railway boundary line and fencing.
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