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.
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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 4.7 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.
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