Mossley Road railway bridge in Ashton closed for 5 months for engineering works

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014 15:00

MOSSLEY Road railway bridge in Ashton has closed for five months to allow Network Rail to continue its electrification of the TransPennine line.

Closure is necessary so that the bridge can be raised to allow the installation of additional equipment. Similar projects were successfully completed at Henrietta Street and Oldham Road earlier this year.

Mossley Road  closed yesterday between its junction with Caroline Street and the entrance to Harper Mill until January 2015.

Diversions will be clearly signposted and there will be pedestrian access throughout. Details of bus services and timetables are available at

Network Rail can be contacted on 08547 114 141 or by e-mail at [email protected] In both cases quote reference NWELEC. For further information on the electrification programme visit

Cllr Peter Robinson, Tameside Council’s executive member for transport, said: “This isn’t a Tameside Council project, it is being carried out by Network Rail. It may mean some short inconvenience however, when the line is fully electrified, it will provide us with a first-class rail link which will be greener, faster and needing much less maintenance.”

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