Advance Warning – Important news on major work to local railway bridges in early 2014

LATEST: Letter from Network Rail 18 October 2013. Network Rail Bridges Oct 2013001    There is drop-in session at the Half Moon Montessori School from 16.00 – 19.30 on Thursday 14th November – with Network Rail, Transport for London and Southwark.

Letter from Network Rail 28 March 2013 with revised dates. See NetworkRailbridges001 pages 3 and 4 for map and pictures of the bridges.

Updated following second letter from Network Rail on 18th July 2013

Works on local railway bridges will take place in early 2014 which will impact us all.

An information evening on the project is planned at All Saints Church, Rosendale Road on Thursday, 7th November between 4pm and 7.30pm.  A second meeting is also planned on 14th November.  Further details in due course.

Network Rail must replace the decks supporting the rail lines over Village Way, Croxted Road and Rosendale Road carrying the East Dulwich-Tulse Hill line.

There will be disruption to rail travellers, which is likely to be mild in contrast to local traffic and pedestrian disruption.

The works are scheduled to take place in January and February 2014:

  • January 17th – 20th: simultaneous work on the Croxted Road and Rosendale Road bridges
  • February 14th – 17th: similar work on the Village Way bridge.

Saturday 11th – Sunday 26th January 2014 Croxted Road and Rosendale Road (Bridge sections) will be closed to ALL VEHICLE TRAFFIC

Saturday 8th – Sunday 23rd February 2014 Village Way will be closed to ALL VEHICLE TRAFFIC.

Pedestrian walkways through the bridges will be maintained except when bridges are being replaced.

The carriageway closures will require the re-routeing of bus routes 3 and 201.

Network Rail recognise the works will cause significant local disruptions but assert there are overriding railway reasons for the simultaneous closures.   Our local councillors have asked for a written explanation.

Network Rail have assured our councillors that there will be periodic information by letter to houses in our area including Turney and Burbage Roads.

Network Rail have said that the pilasters of the bridges carrying heraldic crests relating to Dulwich and metalwork of the parapets will be replicated on the new bridges but the columns will be removed for safety reasons.

If you have any concerns on receipt of Network Rail’s letter, please feel free to contact our local councillors.

Network Rail National Helpline 08457 11 41 41  Reference MT/117881-116427-116426/002

(By SB: Update 13/11/2013 (Last version 10/9/2013))

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