New bridge for Tees railway users

Work on a new rail bridge across the River Tees is nearing completion.

Engineers have been working since November to install the track on the new bridge on the route between Darlington and Saltburn.

Sixty-four people will be working from Christmas Eve to Boxing Day to complete the job so the line can reopen for services on 27 December.

The work is being carried out when no trains are scheduled to run and will not affect any rail services.

Network Rail engineers will use the holiday to move track and signals on to the new bridge which has been constructed alongside the old one.

The old bridge will be demolished in due course.

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