Trains diverted as bridge is replaced

The Station Street bridge in Hucknall will be replaced over the Bank Holiday weekend by Network Rail.
The Station Street bridge in Hucknall will be replaced over the Bank Holiday weekend by Network Rail.
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Trains to Hucknall, Newstead and Bulwell will be diverted at the weekend as the bridge on Station Road in Hucknall is replaced over the August bank holiday.

A bus replacement service will be in operation while the work and track maintenance takes place from Saturday, August 27, and throughout the weekend.

East Midlands Trains (EMT) Robin Hood Line services will not call at Bulwell, Hucknall and Newstead, while trains will still run to a revised timetable between Nottingham, Mansfield and Worksop.

Services will resume as normal on Tuesday, August 30, with rebuilding work on the new bridge, which usually takes over 9,000 vehicles a day, to continue until the road reopens on October 30.

Gary Walsh, Network Rail’s area director for the East Midlands, said: “Replacing this bridge will make the transport network in Hucknall more robust and reliable, with the project planned to minimise disruption. Station Road bridge is 140-years-old and the time was right to invest in a new, better structure. I thank those who have been affected by the bridge closure for their patience during the project which will ultimately provide a better transport network for road and rail users.”

Ian Smith, operations director for EMT, said: “This is a vital piece of work taking place on our rail network, and we have worked with Network Rail to minimise disruption to our customers so far. However, there will be changes to services over the August Bank Holiday with a replacement bus service running on our Robin Hood line between Nottingham and Kirkby in Ashfield.”

For more information, passengers are advised to check eastmidlandstrains.co.uk.