The railway between Peterborough and Leicester is reopening after the bridge hit by a lorry has been fixed | So Good News


The railway between Peterborough and Leicester has reopened three weeks after a lorry damaged a bridge connecting the two cities.

Fosters Bridge, which spans the A6121 Stamford Road in Ketton, Rutland, was hit by a lorry on Saturday 5 November, knocking out the Leicester to Peterborough railway line.

Since then, engineers have been working around the clock to remove the damaged bridge deck, install a brand new one and then lay new ballast and track over the top.

Engineers working on the bridge

Gary Walsh, East Midlands Route Director for Network Rail said: “We are truly sorry for the disruption passengers have experienced over the past few weeks. Our teams have been working day and night to clear the damage and install a brand new deck so passengers can travel safely again.

“I would like to thank our partners, passengers and the people of the city for their support and patience. It has been a complex engineering feat, so I am pleased to see the trains running normally again.”

John Robson Regional Director East Midlands and East Anglia for CrossCountry said: “We are delighted to be able to run services as normal again following the reopening of Fosters Bridge and are keen to thank the Network Rail team for their efforts in repair the bridge and the patience of the local community and passengers while this work has been carried out.”

This section of Stamford Road will not reopen until Friday 25 November when the scaffolding is removed.


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