Thursday 23 Nov 2017
Road closure as Network Rail continues to upgrade the railway in Bedford
Ford End Road bridge in Bedford will be closed overnight to allow Network Rail to resurface a section of road after carrying out investigation work into the structure.
Investigative work has taken place ahead of an upgrade to the bridge which will begin from February, 2018 as part of the Midland Main Line improvement programme, which will see the line through Bedford electrified up to Kettering and Corby
The bridge will be closed in both directions from 20:00 on Tuesday 28, November until 06:00 on Wednesday, 29 November. Pedestrian access across the bridge will be maintained throughout the work and a clearly signposted diversion will be in place for motorists.
Anyone wishing to find out more about the work can call the Network Rail National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41
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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.
We are building a better railway for a better Britain.