Wednesday 3 Dec 2003


Region & Route:
| Eastern: Anglia
| Eastern
| Southern
Network Rail will be carrying out essential maintenance and safety inspections on the Kingsferry Bridge, which links the Isle of Sheppey to the mainland. As a result the bridge will be temporarily closed to rail and road traffic between 0100 and 0500 hrs on Monday 8 December. The work has been specifically programmed to take place during the night to ensure that disruption is kept to an absolute minimum.  Network Rail has worked closely with the emergency services and local authorities to plan this annual work. During the closure, road traffic travelling to and from the island will queue on both sides of the A249, prior to the bridge. Train services are unaffected by the closure. Emergency access to the bridge will be maintained at all times, should this be necessary and the emergency services will maintain an upgraded presence on the island to cater for most routine incidents.

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