Rail disruption as North Yorkshire bridge closes for repairs
- 1 February 2013
- From the section York & North Yorkshire
Train passengers travelling to Hull will face disruption this summer as maintenance work is carried out on a swing bridge in Selby.
Train operator First Trans Pennine Express (FTPE) said they would be running a bus replacement service between Brough and Selby.
FTPE said the 160-year-old bridge "requires refurbishment and modernisation".
The work starts on 29 July and is scheduled to run for six weeks.
In a statement FTPE said: "We do appreciate that this will be a change to passengers' normal experience but we will work to ensure the disruption is minimised and journeys are as stress-free as possible."
The work, which will be carried out by Network Rail, includes replacing some of the bridge's steel work, installing new wooden beams and repainting.