Llanharan community invited to drop-in event ahead of work starting on new bridge: An artist's impression showing the ramp on the footbridge at Trenos level crossing

Tuesday 26 Sep 2023

Llanharan community invited to drop-in event ahead of work starting on new bridge

Region & Route:
Wales & Western: Wales & Borders
| Wales & Western: Western

Residents in Llanharan are being invited to a drop-in event to find out more about work to install a new footbridge near Trenos level crossing.  

The drop-in session takes place on Thursday 28 September between 5pm and 7pm at Bryncae community centre, Powell Drive, Llanharan, CF72 9UU . 

Members of the Network Rail team will be on hand to provide information about the bridge, which will improve safety at the crossing as well as eventually forming part of the bridleway, allowing safe crossing of the South Wales main line.  

Contractor Taziker has started to set up the site compound on the south side of the crossing and is carrying out ground investigations before construction gets under way.  

Trenos level crossing will be temporarily closed while the new bridge is installed to keep the team and the community safe; users will be diverted to Bryn-y-Gwynnon crossing or to the existing bridge at Llanharan. The station will remain open to passengers. 

The new bridge, which has both steps and a ramp, is expected to be completed by Spring 2024, when the Trenos crossing is due to be permanently diverted across it. As well as increasing safety, the new structure will allow a temporary speed restriction to be removed from the railway, improving journeys for passengers. 

Network Rail programme manager Gordon Keyes said: “We are encouraging members of the community to come along to the event to find out more about the work. Residents can drop in any time between 5pm and 7pm and we’ll be on hand to answer any questions they may have. 

“We appreciate we will be working close to people’s homes and we’ll do everything we can to minimise noise and disruption.

“The new bridge at this popular and busy section of the network has been designed for the whole community, It will provide a safer method of crossing the railway for users,  including pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders.”  

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