Rail disruption as North Yorkshire bridge closes for repairs

The 160-year-old swing bridge will be closed for six weeks over the summer

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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.

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