Network Rail to begin ‘essential’ £800,000 work on three bridges

NETWORK Rail is to begin a ‘vital’ £800,000 project to repair and repaint three railway bridges at Newton Station.

The improvement works are designed to extend the lifespan of the bridges by up to two decades – with steelwork, grit blasting, masonry repairs and painting to be undertaken as part of the project.

Suzanne McKay, scheme project manager at Network Rail, said, “We’re investing heavily in our infrastructure across Scotland to allow us to continue to run a safe and reliable railway.

“The improvement works we’re carrying out at Newton are essential to extend the lifespan of the bridges for up to two decades.

“Some nightshift work is required to ensure our team can work in the safest way possible without disrupting train services, however, the noisiest element of our project – grit blasting – will be taking place during the day to ensure noise impact is kept to a minimum.

“And while Station Road will be closed for the duration of the works, the diversion route will ensure we can complete these works with minimal disruption and inconvenience to the community.

“We thank the community for their patience while we carry out these vital improvement works.”