Network Rail invites Bedford residents to find out more about latest stage of bridge upgrade: Network Rail invites Bedford residents to find out more about latest stage of bridge upgrade

Thursday 23 Jan 2020

Network Rail invites Bedford residents to find out more about latest stage of bridge upgrade

Region & Route:
Eastern

Network Rail is inviting residents in Bedford to find out more about the next stage of work to upgrade Bromham Road bridge, as part of the Midland Main Line Upgrade.

Starting on Monday, 27 January, Network Rail engineers will be on site overnight during the week to carry out work to the embankment, as well as to reinstate utilities back into the bridge.  This stage of the project will take six weeks to complete. This overnight work is in addition to the current day time work which is taking place.

There will also be three times when overnight weekend work is required. This will take place on the following dates and times:

  • 23:00 Saturday, 1 February to 23:00 Sunday, 2 February
  • 00:00 Saturday, 15 February to 04:00 Monday, 16 February
  • 00:00 Saturday, 22 February to 04:00 Monday, 24 February

The work is vital to allow work on the project to progress. A huge amount of work has already taken place on the project and has seen the old bridge demolished and reconstructed at a higher height. This will enable the line between Bedford, Kettering and Corby to be electrified.

Network Rail is holding a public information event on Wednesday, 29 January for those wishing to find out more about the project. This will take place between 16:00 and 19:00 at Bedford station.

Network Rail workers will be on hand to answer any questions which residents may have. Network Rail have written to residents in the area advising them of the work and will work hard to keep noise during this time to a minimum.

ENDS

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Communications Executive
Network Rail
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