Iconic Ribblehead secured for vital freight route
Ribblehead viaduct with Network Rail route proving train and snowplough crossing Feb 11 2021 - Credit Tom Beresford
An icon of the British landscape is under repair. Ribblehead Viaduct, in a remote part of North West England, is the subject of 2.1 million pound repair programme (2.5 million euro), to ensure the smooth running of the Settle and Carlisle line. This strategic freight route vital to the UK economy is renowned for its scenic location. The infrastructure management agency for the UK, Network Rail, has just submitted plans for additional repair work on the 150-year old viaduct.
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