Passengers advised about Cumbrian Coast Line upgrade this Halloween

Passengers are being advised to plan their journeys in advance during work to replace a railway bridge on the Cumbrian Coast Line this Halloween.

Ropery bridge takes the railway over a public footpath near Harrington station.

On Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 October the old structure will be demolished and replaced with a modern bridge which will be lifted into position by crane.

The £1.2m Great North Rail Project investment will make the railway crossing more reliable for passengers and freight above and footpath users below for decades to come.

For the essential work to take place, the railway between Whitehaven and Workington stations will need to be closed on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 October.

To keep passengers on the move Northern will run a replacement bus service.

People planning to travel on the Cumbrian Coast line over the Halloween weekend are advised to check before they travel at