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Reminding Passengers about Road and Station Closures

Reminding Passengers about Road and Station Closures

Network Rail is reminding both residents and passengers that there will be road and station closures in Albrighton. Work will be carried out to replace the railway bridge at Albrighton Station. This Grade II listed bridge at the station was built in 1880 and had to have parts of the structure replaced more than 80 years ago.

The Bridge at Albrighton Station is said to be at the end of its life, as it will soon be unsafe and no longer useful. Because of this, Network Rail are looking to renew the bridge, although the cast iron parapets are expected to be retained. And refurbished. The plan is to build a replacement bridge that will be able to last another 120 years.

Because of the work that is being carried out at Albrighton station, there has been a number of closures of roads around the station. Station Road has been closed since the 20 March and is expected to stay closed until the 29th April. Albrighton station will also close to passengers from the 8th April until the 23rd April while the work on replacing the bridge is carried out. There will be no trains running along this route at all between the 15th and 17th April. While all this work is going on there will be a fully signed diversionary route put in place where necessary and there will also be a rail replacement service in operation.

The replacement of the bridge is the last piece of work to be undertaken at Albrighton station as part of Network Rail’s plans that will create a more reliable service through their Railway Upgrade Plan. Network Rail are advising passengers to allow more time for their journeys. There will be a free car park for passengers at Cosford while the work is being carried out, and there will be connecting bus routes as an alternative to the rail service.

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