CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Advance Information About Line Closure

Network Rail’s Great North Rail Project is to restore a George Stephenson designed railway viaduct in Calderdale.

Here’s Kathryn, Network Rail’s scheme project manager, with more information:

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An 180-year-old viaduct designed by railway pioneer George Stephenson is undergoing a multi-million-pound restoration to improve passenger journeys and secure its future for generations to come.

The £3.7m Great North Rail Project investment will see the 1840-built Grade II listed Gauxholme viaduct grit blasted to its bare metal for structural repairs to take place.

The important piece of railway heritage, which spans the Rochdale canal, will then be deep cleaned and repainted back to its Victorian splendour.

Taylors bridge, which carries the railway over Rose Bank Road near Todmorden station, will also be completely reconstructed with two disused sections permanently removed as part of the same investment.

Both projects mean the railway through Todmorden will be entirely closed from Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November.

Passengers are being advised to expect changes to their journeys and check in the coming weeks for more information when timetables are finalised.