Installing 79 sets of points
(which allow trains to switch between different tracks)
Installing 55 new signals
(the railway's version of traffic lights)
Installing nine new gantries
(large overhead structures to hold signals and cables)
Laying 150,000 tonnes of ballast
(the loose stone which the tracks sit on)
Fortunately fbb has been able to obtain the full text of this particular chapter in the book.
Thank you Janet and John; seen here ...
... looking at the plans.
Between 22 July and 7 October
(names of the parts of each year)
Network Rail will be working in partnership
(like playing with your friends)
with East Midlands Trains and CrossCountry
(mysterious names of people who run the trains)
rebuild the track
(the thing which the trains' wheels run on)
(like the flags you played with in cubs and brownies)
in and around Derby railway station
(a place where trains stop for people to get on and off)
The story concludes (that means stops)
after these words
Although every effort
(like trying very very hard)
is made to reduce
(that means make things smaller)
(when things bang together)
(people who ride on trains)
there will be temporary
(that means lasting a long time)
changes to both
East Midlands Trains and Cross Country services
during this time
(how long the earth takes to run round the sun)
The impact on your journey
(what happens between getting on and getting off)
(you will not know what is happening)
however, depending on when and where you
are travelling from.
(and neither will we)
Here is the expurgated adult version!
Big News From Buses For Sheffield
which ought to be the promised "new web site".
But it isn't.