Pressing repairs at Barnes Bridge spark commuter delays for weeks



rgent restore work that’s being carried out on a bridge over the River Thames precipitated commuter chaos at London’s Waterloo Station on Thursday night.

Repairs are being made at Barnes Bridge in Richmond – inflicting main disruptions to the South Western Railway (SWR) community, that are resulting from final till December 4.

Trains are unable to serve Barnes Bridge and Chiswick stations till additional discover.

A press release on the rail agency’s web site mentioned: “Resulting from pressing repairs to a bridge between Barnes Bridge and Hounslow all strains are blocked.

“Prepare providers operating by these stations could also be cancelled, delayed or revised.”

It added that whereas it hopes repairs might be accomplished on December 4, engineers are nonetheless finishing up an in depth evaluation “and there may be at the moment no particular date for the resumption of providers, though it’s more likely to be someday in early December”.

South Western Railway (SWR) and Community Rail introduced the closure on Tuesday, after engineers discovered a small variety of defects beneath the 1900s Victorian, Grade II listed Barned Bridge which require restore.

Mark Killick, Community Rail’s Wessex route director, mentioned: “We’re extraordinarily sorry for the foremost disruption this has precipitated to coach providers. The security of our prospects all the time takes precedence.

“Engineers discovered that 4 out of the 86 giant metal pins which can be used to carry in place the structural girders, which help the railway tracks above have been barely broken. As a result of location of the bridge which spans over the River Thames, this makes having access to change the pins way more complicated.

“We’re persevering with to work carefully with our practice working companions at SWR to provide a revised timetable to function many stations within the native space as potential.”

Hounslow Loop providers (anti-clockwise) from London Waterloo through Hounslow and Twickenham are at the moment cancelled, whereas the clockwise providers from London Waterloo are terminating at Hounslow.

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