Repair work at Forster's Bridge in Ketton showing scaffolding and demolished track section

Critical UK link route to reopen after brutal bridge bash

Work underway at Ketton on the rebuilding of Forster's Bridge (Network Rail image)Network Rail image

Services are due to resume in full this Wednesday 23 November, after a serious bridge strike by an oversized road vehicle required almost complete reinstatement. The strike, one of thousands each year on the British network, was the most serious of the year to date. During repairs, it has reduced the link between Oakham and the East Coast Main Line at Peterborough to a speed-restricted single track.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

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