Network Rail will soon begin the first step of a project to renew the timber deck and repair the steel elements of Hayle Viaduct. In order to undertake these works safely scaffolding has been erected to access the structure – road and pedestrican access under the scaffolding structure will be maintained with the exception of Foundry Lane where access either side of the viaduct will be available throughout.
To renew the timber deck safely works will be undertaken working 24/7 in a 16 day railway closure between Saturday 8 November and Monday 24 November 2014.
During this period rail replacement buses will operate in place of planned services. More information on service changes can be found at the First Great Western link below. Alternatively phone 0345 7000 125 or email email@example.com .
Network Rail are obliged to work, whenever possible, at times that cause the least disruption to train services. Unfortunately this means they have to carry out a lot of their improvements during the night and at weekends and the nature of their equipment means some disturbance is unavoidable, but they have said they will make every effort to minimise any unnecessary noise.
Once the timber deck works are complete the repairs to the steelwork elements of the structure will continue. This will involve removing paint and corrosion from the steel and installing new to improve condition. These works will be undertaken in daytime hours, between 7am and 6pm daily
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the works in the interim, please contact Network Rail on 08457 11 41 41.