Network Rail to hold drop-in event ahead of bridge upgrade in Derby: Network Rail to hold drop-in event ahead of bridge upgrade in Derby

Tuesday 17 Oct 2017

Network Rail to hold drop-in event ahead of bridge upgrade in Derby

London North Eastern & East Midlands

Network Rail will hold a public information event in Alvaston in Derby to inform residents of work to upgrade a railway bridge as part of the Midland Main Line upgrade project.

The bridge, which spans the River Derwent and carries a section of the Midland Main Line, needs to be refurbished. The project will see the bridge strengthened and repainted, as well as being cleaned through grit blasting.

To make sure that this work can be carried out safely, part of the footpath and cycle path through Alvaston Park will be closed for ten weeks from Monday, 13 November and a clearly signposted diversion route will be in place.  The work will begin on this date so as to not interfere with the Derby 10 mile run, which takes place the day before.  

Those who wish to find out more about the work can attend a drop-in event on Thursday, 19 October from 4pm to 7pm at Alvaston Park Community Centre where workers from Network Rail will be on hand to answer any questions which members of the public may have.

Those who are unable to attend the event, but would like to know more about the work should call the Network Rail helpline on 03457 11 41 41.


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