Thursday 9 Mar 2017
Long Eaton footbridge to close for vital upgrades
Network Rail will begin work to renovate Station Street footbridge in Long Eaton as part of the Railway Upgrade Plan.
The project of improvements will see the footbridge temporarily removed so that it can be cleaned, strengthened and painted.
The work will take place between Friday, 21 April and Thursday, 29 June. During this period, pedestrians will have to cross via the level crossing or take an alternative route.
Network Rail is reminding anyone who uses the level crossing to do so safely by following and adhering to the instructions at the crossing. Pedestrians are also advised to allow extra time for their journey.
There will also be several road closures whilst the work takes place to allow the bridge to be removed and then reinstated.
- 22:00 on Saturday, 29 April until 06:00 on Sunday, 30 April
- 22:00 on Wednesday, 21 June until 06:00 on Thursday, 22 June
Network Rail is inviting residents to attend a public information event on Tuesday, 14 March at Long Easton Baptist Church to find out more about the work which is taking place. Network Rail representatives will be at the event between 15:00 and 19:00 to answer any questions which residents may have.
To find out how to stay safe when using level crossings, visit www.networkrail.co.uk/level-crossings
Notes to editors:
Full address: Long Eaton Baptist Church, Station St, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 1G
Network Rail workers will set-up on site on Thursday, 6 April and will leave by Wednesday, 12 July.
About Network Rail
Network Rail owns, manages and develops Britain's railway - the 20,000 miles of track, 40,000 bridges and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations (the largest of which we also run). In partnership with train operators we help people take more than 1.65bn journeys by rail every year and move hundreds of millions of tonnes of freight, saving almost 8m lorry journeys. We employ 38,000 people across Britain and work round-the-clock, each and every day, to provide a safe, reliable railway.
About the Railway Upgrade Plan
The Railway Upgrade Plan is Network Rail's investment plan for Britain's railways. It makes up two-thirds of Network Rail's £40bn spending priorities for the five years to 2019 and represents the biggest sustained programme of rail modernisation since the Victoria era. It is designed to provide more capacity, relieve crowding and respond to the tremendous growth Britain's railways continue to experience; passenger numbers have doubled in the past 20 years and are set to double again over the next 25 years - so we need to continue to invest in building a bigger, better railway. For passengers, that means:
- longer, faster more frequent trains;
- better, more reliable infrastructure; and
- better facilities for passengers, especially at stations.