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23.05.18

Bromham Road Bridge rebuild plans revised following community feedback

Network Rail has updated its proposals for the reconstruction of Bromham Road Bridge as part of the Midland Main Line Upgrade.

The work will allow all of the railway lines through Bedford to be electrified.

Since the first meeting of the formal consultation, which began on 10 April, Network Rail has revised the temporary land requirements for the construction work.

Following community feedback, a further public event is scheduled for tomorrow.

Some car parking at the station will be required to accommodate the crane that will be used to lift sections of the bridge into place, but the overall amount of the car park requirement has been “substantially reduced” by minimising the size of the work site and making greater use of the existing compound near Ford End Road Bridge.

The width of the bridge deck will be increased by around 600mm, which could allow more space for cyclists and pedestrians crossing the bridge.

Spencer Gibbens, principal programme sponsor for the Midland Main Line Upgrade, said: “Once complete, the Midland Main Line Upgrade will result in a better railway for the millions of people who use it every year.

“We’ve planned the upgrade of Bromham Road Bridge to keep disruption to a minimum, though we do apologise for any inconvenience caused as a result.”

The consultation will conclude on 31 May.

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