Network Rail own and look after the tracks and bridges that the trains run on, they are replacing some bridges around the borough in 2021.

South Lane railway bridge upgrade & road closure

The work begins on Monday 2 August and is due to be finished at the end of October 2021.

During this time, there will be a full road closure on South Lane at the location of the railway bridge. A fully signposted diversion will be in place for road users. This diversion route will go via Widnes Road (A562) and Watkinson Way (A557).

Daytime work

Most of the work will be carried out during daytime hours between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday.

Night-time work

For safety reasons some work also needs to be carried out during overnight shifts when trains aren’t running. These will take place each Saturday night from 10pm through to 7am on Sunday mornings.

Round-the-clock working

Our major work to remove the old bridge and install its replacement will take place during a weekend closure of the railway in September. We’ll be working continuously from 10pm on Friday 10 September to 6am on the morning of Monday 13 September.

Weekend rail closures will be publicised and passengers are asked to plan ahead at

Network Rail has written to local residents near to the bridge to let them know that the work is happening, you can call their 24 phone line on 03457 11 41 41 quoting MAJ 89 South Lane 14m 0198y with any questions.

Replacement bridges on Bewsey Street & Foundry Street

Network Rail has announced major work to replace Bewsey Street and Foundry Street bridges near to Warrington Central station as part of a £5m Great North Rail Project investment.

Both structures will be completely rebuilt to help keep the railway safe and reliable for passengers and freight services for decades to come.

The work begins in July and will involve a three-day closure of the railway between Warrington Central and Liverpool stations over the August bank holiday weekend.

Passengers are asked to plan ahead and check before they travel at

During construction work, the footpaths beneath both bridges will be closed to the public and a clearly signposted diversion will be in place.

There is more information on Network Rail maintain railway structures and bridges on their website. There is also more information on these new bridges.