Network Rail invite public to grill them over Bromham Road bridge closure

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Bromham Road bridge
Bromham Road bridge will be closed from 24 June and won't reopen for almost a year.

Bedfordians are being invited to grill Network Rail over the closure of Bromham Bridge and find out more about the Midland Mainline upgrades that will see the bridge demolished and rebuilt.

Read: Bromham Road bridge to close completely for almost a year

Residents and motorists who will be affected by the bridge closure from 24 June until spring 2020, can find out more at a public information event on 11 June between 3pm and 7pm at The Bedford Centre Hotel on St. Mary’s Street.

Workers from Network Rail, Govia Thameslink Railway and Stagecoach will be on hand to answer any queries about the works, which also include some improvement works to Bedford Station.

Network Rail are demolishing the bridge so it can be rebuilt higher and provide a safe distance for the new overhead electrical line equipment passing beneath.

They say that a clearly sign-posted diversionary route will be in place while the work is carried out.

But, there has been criticism from many motorists who say the diversion will take vehicles into an area that is already congested due to another big transport project.

Read: Gridlock Bedford: Anger as major road projects all come at once

During the works there will also be a reduction in car parking space at Bedford Station.

Anyone who wishes to find out more, but cannot make the event, should call the Network Rail National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41.