Friday 13 May 2005

FALMOUTH BRANCH LINE CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE WORKS

Region & Route:
| Wales & Western: Wales & Borders
| Wales & Western: Western
| Wales & Western
Essential heavy maintenance work is taking place on the Falmouth branch line for the next two weeks.  The line from Truro to Falmouth Docks will be closed from Monday 16 May – Friday 20 May and Monday 23 May – Friday 27 May between the hours of 10:00 – 16:00. Replacement bus services will be available, however rail passengers are advised to contact National Rail Enquiries or their local train operating company, as there may be changes to their journeys. Andy Hancock, Network Rail’s Area General Manager for the West Country, said: “These works comprise part of our overall strategy to renew the railway and bring more reliability, benefits and safety to the customer.” The work will involve heavy track maintenance, replacing rails and sleepers, track ballast works, fencing works and improvements to the track formation.

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