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Horse bridge for Felixstowe line

[ August 16, 2018   //   ]

Network Rail has made a small but crucial breakthrough in its plan to increase capacity on the Felixstowe branch line – it has secured permission to build a new bridleway bridge across the line. As part of a £60.4m investment, Network Rail has already begun work to upgrade the branch line, building the space needed for 1.4km of extra track to be laid between Trimley and the level crossing at Gun Lane. Running more trains on the branch line increases risk for users of level crossings. The new bridge, to be built on the site of the existing Gun Lane level crossing, will provide an alternative safe route across the railway for walkers, horse riders and cyclists and allow Network Rail to permanently close six pedestrian level crossings in the area to improve public safety.


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