Friday 25 Nov 2016
Railway upgrade work set to take place in Avonmouth
Works to upgrade the railway through Avonmouth are set to take place over four weekends in December and January as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan to provide a bigger, better, more reliable railway for passengers.
Essential renewal works to the track and the surface of the Gloucester Road level crossing will take place to enable this section of track to operate at a higher speed, improve safety and reduce elements of noise which have been affecting residents living close the railway.
These works will predominantly take place through Avonmouth station and through the level crossing on Gloucester Road, which will be closed as these works take place.
Works will take place:
- From 6.30pm Saturday, 3 December- 5.30am Monday, 5 December
- From 6.30pm Saturday, 10 December to 5.30am Monday, 12 December
- From 10.30pm Saturday, 17 December to 9.30am Sunday, 18 December
- From 10.30pm Saturday, 28 January to 9.30am Sunday, 29 January
Sam Derry, Network Rail’s scheme sponsor for the project, said: “We recognise that construction work on the railway can be disruptive to those living or working nearby. The nature of our work often means some disturbance is unavoidable, but I would like to assure residents that every effort will be made to minimise any unnecessary noise and we have reminded all staff to be considerate to our neighbours.”
To minimise disruption to residents in the area, Network Rail have worked closely with The Bristol Port Company to provide a diversion through to West Town Road, which will accommodate pedestrians, vehicles and cyclists.
A shuttle bus service will also be in operation collecting passengers from the one-way system connecting Clayton Street, Queen Street and Meadow Street and those at the temporary bus stop situated on Gloucester Road. This will be a non-stop service directly to the opposite side of the crossing on Gloucester Road.
Residents who have questions or concerns about the work taking place can call Network Rail 24/7 on: 03457 11 41 41, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.networkrail.co.uk/contactus.
About Network Rail
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.
We are building a better railway for a better Britain.