HomeInfrastructureEmergency repairs to bridge in Warwickshire

Emergency repairs to bridge in Warwickshire

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER SIGN UP

Emergency repairs to a bridge over Salters Lane, near Bearley, closed the North Warwickshire line between Wilmcote and Whitlocks End on Friday 23 October 2020.

You can see daylight! This should be solid metal.

Following the discovery of structural damage to the bridge, Network Rail had to carry out emergency repair work. Due to the extent of the damage, new steel installations were required.

During the repair, no trains were able to call at Wootton Wawen, Henley-in-Arden, Danzey, Wood End, The Lakes, Earlswood, or Whythall stations. All trains running between Stratford-upon-Avon and Birmingham diverted via Dorridge.

Network Rail repair crews were rapidly on site.
Jonny Wiseman, West Midlands Railway.

Jonny Wiseman, customer experience director for West Midlands Railway, said: “Passengers using our services between Stratford and Birmingham should check their journeys before setting out on Friday as cancellations or service amendments will be in place for most of the day.

“If possible customers should consider using alternative routes or delaying their journeys.

“Network Rail is sending specialist teams to repair the damaged bridge as quickly as possible and I urge passengers to follow the latest travel updates using our website and social media.”

Map of the North Warwickshire line and surrounding area.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest news

TSSA members vote to accept ScotRail pay offer

The TSSA has called off its dispute with ScotRail, with its members having voted to accept a new pay offer. The TSSA says the offer...

Passengers give rail a thumbs up in latest survey

Nearly ninety per cent of rail passengers said they were satisfied with their last journey, according to a new survey by watchdog Transport Focus. The...

Rail museum holds consultation on major plans

The National Railway Museum will house a consultation on plans for a new Central Hall as part of its vision as the cultural heart...
- Advertisement -

More news

TfL bodycam video results in assault conviction

Uxbridge Magistrates have sentenced a woman to a 12-month community order and 35 rehabilitation activity requirement days following a physical assault on two Transport...

Improvements carried out on major London route

A revamp of 1980s signalling systems over the weekend saw services stopped temporarily between London Victoria and East Croydon. Trains were diverted to London Bridge...

Northern takes control of major rail facility

Northern has confirmed it now has full control of Neville Hill depot in Leeds. Previously, the depot – along with its 550-strong staff of engineers,...
NEWSLETTER SIGN UP