Long Eaton railway bridge to be removed for maintenance

Station Street bridge in Long Eaton is to be temporaily removed for maintenance.
Station Street bridge in Long Eaton is to be temporaily removed for maintenance.

A Long Eaton pedestrian bridge is to be temporarily removed later this spring to allow for vital maintenance work to be carried out.

Network Rail is begin work to renovate the Station Street footbridge as part of the nationwide Railway Upgrade Plan.

The project will see the footbridge transported away from the site so that it can be cleaned, strengthened and painted between Friday, April 21, and Thursday, June 29.

During this period, pedestrians will have to cross via the level crossing below the bridge or make arrangements to take an alternative route.

A Network Rail spokesman said: “We are reminding anyone who uses the level crossing to do so safely by following and adhering to the instructions at the crossing.

“Pedestrians are also advised to allow extra time for their journey.”

There will also be several road closures while the work takes place to allow the bridge to be removed and then reinstated.

This will affect the periods from 10pm on Saturday, April 29, to 6am on Sunday, April 30; and 10pm on Wednesday, June 21, to 6am on Thursday, June 22.

Network Rail workers will set-up on site on Thursday, 6 April and will leave by Wednesday, 12 July.

Network Rail is inviting residents to attend a public information event on Tuesday, March 14, at Long Easton Baptist Church, on Station Street, to find out more about the work which is taking place.

Company representatives will be available 3-7pm to answer any questions which residents may have.

To find out how to stay safe when using level crossings, visit www.networkrail.co.uk/level-crossings.