Monday 14 Jun 2004

TROWSE - REOPENED TO RIVER TRAFFIC -

Region & Route:
South East
Anglia
Eastern
Southern
Trowse swingbridge has reopened following engineering work carried out by Network Rail over the weekend. Patrick Hallgate, Network Rail General Manager said: “We are delighted to have been able to reopen the bridge.  Safety is our priority and last October we took a decision that made the track safe, but unfortunately caused disruption to river users.  However, after working with the Broads Authority we allocated a date, have carried out the work and are now looking forward to working together in securing regular bridge opening times.” From 14 June 2004 the bridge will be opened at the following times: o       Mon – Fri: 0920, 10.23, 15.29, 18.22 o       Saturday: 09.42, 12.29, 14.37, 16.37 o       Sunday: 09.35, 11.02, 13.25, 17.35 Please note: these times have altered slightly from the original times set in March due to recent timetable alterations.

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