Wednesday 10 Nov 2004
SWINDON BRIDGE “BASHED” ONCE TOO OFTEN
- Planning journeys in advance to avoid low bridges
- Measuring the height and width of the vehicle and displaying them in the cab before travelling, considering both the load and equipment
- Vehicle height should be checked again after unloading/reloading
- Checking that lifting arms and other pieces of equipment are secured before and during the journey
- Planning of an alternative route, avoiding low bridges in case of road closures, diversions or heavy traffic
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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.
Usually, there are almost five 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.