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Clearing Barfords Bridge in Northampton

Clearing Barfords Bridge in Northampton

The area of Northamptonshire, famous for its macabre history and the home of maverick graphic novelist Alan Moore, is set to experience a number of organized transport and logistic changes over the course of the next few days. Indeed, the dismantling of Barfords Bridge itself will involve the implementation a gigantic crane machine that itself weighs a staggering 800 tons and will be instrumental in ensuring that the work to replace the Barfords Bridge runs as smoothly and as effectively as possible for as little damage to commuters’ and citizens’ routines to occur as possible.

In place of Barfords Bridge will be a brand new second track and the clearing of the structure will even ensure that a newly electrified line can be implemented into the train route from Kettering and Corby. This will ensure faster and more efficient train services for passengers along that line but the ambitious transport works will inevitably cause some havoc. Indeed, the A6003 route will be shut for a grand total of two weekends from Thursday the 16th-Monday the 20th and from Thursday the 23rd-Monday the 27th of this month of February. Of course, diversionary routes for commuters by road will be provided but travelers in the region as a whole are encouraged by representatives of Network Rail to remain patient so that the improvements to the Kettering-Corby line can take place.

Similarly, train lines while the repair works take place and whilst there will be replacement bus services, all travelers would be best advised to look carefully at the East Midlands Trains online website before they set off on their respective journeys. This is in order to ensure that as little disruption is caused for the necessary works as possible. As Nicola Coxall of Network Rail intimates, it is important for travelers to understand that the vital track instalments and electrification process along the Kettering-Corby route will enable passengers in the future to enjoy faster and more efficient services along that line than ever before and is appreciative of motorists’ understanding.

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