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Railway path reopened

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Published: 01/05/2015

Walkers and cyclists are reminded that the Bristol and Bath Railway Path between Teewell Hill and west of Staple Hill tunnel has now reopened.

This section of the path had to be closed to enable essential bridge widening work to take place. This involved using the closed section of the railway path as a construction site to build foundations to hold the wider bridge in place. The new, wider bridge will also provide new footways for pedestrians and improved cycle facilities.

To mark the re-opening of the South Gloucestershire section of the Bristol to Bath railway path and encourage people to get their bikes back out there will be free bike maintenance available at Warmley station area between 10am and 2pm on Saturday 2 May.

There is still some additional work to carry out which will require us to close the path and road above (Teewell Hill) for a day on Saturday 9 May while the bridge arch is installed.

Apart from these short duration closures lasting a day or less, the path will be fully reopened to pedestrians and cyclists from the start of May.

South Gloucestershire Council’s head of Street Care and Transport Mark King said: “The railway path will reopen in time for the first May bank holiday weekend ensuring cyclists and walkers will be able to use the route for leisure or as part of their commute. We do apologise for any inconvenience caused while these essential works have been carried out and thank residents for their patience throughout the extended closure.

While the railway path has been closed, we also carried out essential maintenance work to the Staple Hill tunnel, which included re-pointing the arch and airshafts.

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