The Anonymous Widower

The Rebuilding Of Rotherham Central Station

Rotherham Central station was rebuilt in 2012, but it seemed no-one thought about electrification, so the low bridge over the railway for College Road wasn’t touched.

Now that bridge is being rebuilt.

This article in the Rotherham Advertiser is entitled Tram works mean four-month closure for town centre road.

This is said.

A major town centre street will be closed for more than four months to allow key work in the pioneering tram-train link to go ahead.

College Road will be shut from tomorrow until August 18 as the bridge over the railway is being demolished.

Engineers from Network Rail will replace it with a higher one so that overhead lines which will power the tram-trains can be safely installed underneath.

Why wasn’t the bridge raised earlier, when the station was rebuilt?

I suppose someone in the Treasury looked at Rotherham on a map and said that was a place that will never need electric trains.

 

April 22, 2017 - Posted by | Travel | , ,

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