Oswaldtwistle bridge

UK: The Leeds & Liverpool Canal is to be used to transport materials for the replacement of a bridge between Rishton and Church & Oswaldtwistle stations on the East Lancashire line which is scheduled for February 15-23.

A pontoon will also be placed on the canal at Rose Grove to create a safe working space for engineers to strengthen another bridge.

‘It’s great that Network Rail is using the Leeds & Liverpool Canal to transport goods instead of using the road’, said Mark Overum, Area Operations Manager at the Canal & River Trust.

‘We are always looking at innovative ways we can help provide a better railway while causing the least amount of disruption to passengers and local communities’, explained Sarah Padmore, Scheme Project Manager at Network Rail. ‘Using the Leeds & Liverpool Canal was an obvious way to do this and we will be transporting material to and from site throughout the work.’