Work to strengthen the bridge at Badminton Station in Acton Turville, which will improve safety for all vehicles and access for agricultural vehicles in the local area, are now complete thanks to a partnership scheme between South Gloucestershire Council and Network Rail.
Cllr Brian Allinson, executive member for planning, transportation and the strategic environment said: “We are committed to ensuring that all the bridge structures in South Gloucestershire are maintained to a high standard and are pleased to have been able to make a contribution to this important scheme with our partners Network Rail. The fact that electrification can proceed in the future without having to carry out additional works to this bridge is particularly positive.”
Deborah Elliott, Scheme Project Manager for Network Rail said: “We are pleased to have been given the opportunity to work with South Gloucestershire Council on this project which will benefit many of the surrounding communities and help to ease congestion in the area.”
Ms Elliot continued: “Network Rail has been able to incorporate an enhanced bridge design into this project to ensure that the Network Rail’s electrification programme can proceed in this area in the future without the need to undertake further bridge works. Carillion, the Principal Contractor on the project has performed well and has paid particular attention to their working programme to ensure minimal disruption to local residents at weekends and overnight. We are really pleased that works are now complete and hope that it will make a real difference to the local community.”
Source: South Gloucestershire Council