Thursday 29 Jul 2004


Region & Route:
| Wales & Western: Wales & Borders
| Wales & Western: Western
| Wales & Western
Strengthening work on Haverfordwest Bridge will take place between 8pm on Saturday 31 July 2004 and 8am on Sunday 8 August, and between 8pm on Saturday 14 August and 8am on Sunday 22 August.  Train services between Milford Haven and Haverfordwest will be affected. Train services will start and terminate at Haverfordwest during this period, although some peak services will be running.  Train operator Arriva Trains Wales will operate replacement bus services throughout the rest of the day between Milford Haven, Johnston and Haverfordwest stations.  Passengers intending to travel on this route should seek advice before travelling (see editors’ notes). Network Rail’s Route Director, John Curley, said: “This crucial engineering work is part of our commitment to provide a safe and reliable railway. It is important that we carry out repairs to the bridge and avoid the need for line speed restrictions in the area. “We would like to apologise in advance to everyone who will be affected by this work and will do our utmost to ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum.” The work will involve steel work repairs to the bridge, which lies over the River Cleddau.  The work entails lifting the track and replacing steelwork to strengthen the structure, as well as removing the temporary speed restriction which is currently imposed in the area.

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