Photo of the deck of the new footbridge being lifted into position by a crane

Deck of new accessible footbridge installed

The deck of a new accessible footbridge at Patchway Station was hoisted into position by a giant crane over the Easter weekend, during a four-day closure of the railway. The previous footbridge needed to be replaced because it had insufficient clearance from the new overhead wires which are being installed as part of the multi-billion pound Great Western Mainline (GWML)

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Photo of a 110-tonne Kirow crane laying track near Bristol Parkway.

Three-week railway closure set to cause disruption for residents and passengers

Residents living near the railway lines that run through the Stokes are being warned to expect an intensification in potentially noisy and disruptive maintenance activity as the project to electrify the Great Western mainline enters a critical phase this autumn. The railway through Bristol Parkway will be closed between 15th September and 6th October inclusive, and again on the weekend

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Drop-in event to reveal latest plans for railway work around Parkway Station

Local residents have been invited to attend a second drop-in event to find out more about upcoming work in and around Parkway Station, as part of the project to electrify the Great Western Mainline between London and South Wales. The event takes place on Tuesday 14th March at The Old School Rooms, North Road, Stoke Gifford BS34 8PD, from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. Network Rail says

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