Parton Rail Bridge Repairs

Network Rail continue to make good progress with the works in the Parton area following severe damage to the railway bridge and sea wall.
Internal delivery teams have developed a programme of work to repair the bridge and sea wall and are currently on schedule to reopen the line to train services by June 2020. Last weekend, the team completed a major step in rebuilding the damaged structure, pouring the concrete required for the floor of the new sea wall. The team has also brought forward a project to install additional rock armour on this part of the sea wall, which had been scheduled for later this year. The scope of this scheme will be extended to install armour on a longer stretch of the wall, which will protect a wider stretch of the railway over the coming years.
A bespoke web page around work at Parton will be available to view from the Network Rail website later this week. Regular updates will be posted on this page as work progresses.
You can also follow the new Twitter feed @NetworkRailLC for the latest operational updates on work at Parton, as well as elsewhere in Lancashire and Cumbria.
Although it is hoped that train services will be back in operation on this part of the Cumbrian Coast line by June, it is worth mentioning that passenger behaviour will likely continue to be affected by guidelines in place due to the ongoing pandemic.
When journeys are able to be made safely, passengers are advised to check before travelling at or with their train operator.