Wednesday 13 Mar 2019
Garston residents invited to find out more about railway bridge refurbishment
- London North Western
Residents, cyclists and motorists in Liverpool are being invited to find out about upcoming work to refurbish Church Road bridge in Garston.
As part of Network Rail’s Great North Rail Project, the essential renewal work will include the removal and replacement of the bridge deck which supports the railway above.
Residents are being invited to meet with Network Rail between 4pm and 7pm on Thursday 14 March at Woodcutters Social Club in Garston.
Joel Farrell, scheme project manager for Network Rail, said: “This essential refurbishment forms part of our Great North Rail Project and will ensure that Church Road bridge will remain safe and viable for years to come.
“To deliver our work safely, we will need to close the road beneath the bridge while the existing structure is dismantled and replaced. We are currently re-planning our work while we identify a suitable area to store materials, tools and equipment.
“We understand that temporarily closing Church Road will cause inconvenience to local people and we are keen to discuss this and provide more information about our work.”
The work was due to start this Friday (March 15) but has been postponed while further negotiations take place to find a suitable site to store materials and equipment for the project.
Network Rail will continue to keep local people informed about when the work will start.
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Every day, there are more than 4.8 million journeys made in the UK and over 600 freight trains run on the network. People depend on Britain's railway for their daily commute, to visit friends and loved ones and to get them home safe every day. Our role is to deliver a safe and reliable railway, so we carefully manage and deliver thousands of projects every year that form part of the multi-billion pound Railway Upgrade Plan, to grow and expand the nation's railway network to respond to the tremendous growth and demand the railway has experienced - a doubling of passenger journeys over the past 20 years.