£2m upgrade for Dumbarton rail bridge: 17 Oct bridge aerial 2

Monday 8 Oct 2018

£2m upgrade for Dumbarton rail bridge

Region & Route:

Network Rail engineers will carry-out a vital £2m project to renew the rail bridge over Bonhill Road in Dumbarton this month.

The current bridge is beginning to degrade and needs to be replaced to ensure a safe and reliable rail service through the town.

Railway services will be replaced by buses over the weekend of October 20-21 while the old bridge deck is craned out and the new one positioned into place.

In order to replace the bridge, there will also be a series of road closures:

  • Until October 13  – overnight temporary traffic lights on Townend Road
  • October 13 to 28 – closure of Bonhill Road, from Round Riding Road to south of railway bridge
  • October 13 to 28 – closure of Bankend Road from Townend Road to Bonhill Road 
  • October 20  – a series of four 1 hour-long road closures on Townend Road (to allow bridge decks to be moved)
  • October 22 to 23 – overnight temporary traffic lights on Townend Road.

Owen Ferry, Network Rail project manager, said: “The work we are undertaking is vital to the long-term operation of the railway. We understand the inconvenience the work will cause to some motorists and are committed to completing the project as quickly as possible.

“This is the most effective and quickest way to deliver the project, and we working hard to try to limit the impact of our works on road users and nearby residents.”

Contact information

Passengers / community members
Network Rail national helpline
03457 11 41 41

Latest travel advice
Please visit National Rail Enquiries

Network Rail press office - Nick King
Media relations manager (Scotland)
0141 555 4108 / 07515 617073

About Network Rail

We own, operate and develop Britain's railway infrastructure; that's 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations. We run 20 of the UK's largest stations while all the others, over 2,500, are run by the country's train operating companies.

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.

Follow us on Twitter: @networkrail
Visit our online newsroom: www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk