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Repairs will shut Albrighton station for fortnight

Shifnal | Transport | Published:

Major works will force the closure of a train station for two weeks.

Albrighton Station

The work at Albrighton station will also see the line closed from Wolverhampton to Telford over the Easter weekend.

The works are needed to replace the bridge on which Albrighton station is located, while both the listed footbridge and cast iron railing need to be preserved.

To complete the work, the station will be closed for two weeks from April 8 to 23, with the line closed over the Easter weekend to remove the old bridge and replace it with a new one.

Station Road underneath the bridge will also be closed so that a large crane can put the new bridge into place.

This equipment will extend out onto the A41 Albrighton Bypass, where delays to and from the station can be expected due to temporary traffic lights in place.

Replacements buses will run to connect with train services between Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury on all days, except over the Easter weekend and on Sundays.

Buses take 10 minutes to go in each direction and run to an amended timetable, so passengers are warned to allow extra time for journeys.

Car parking will be available for free at Cosford for passengers who want to drive there instead.

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On April 15 and 17, the line through Albrighton will be closed with buses to replace trains between Telford and Wolverhampton.

Trains will run between Shrewsbury and Telford only and a full timetable will be available at local stations.

Full details and times of buses are available online at www.londonmidland.com/travel-information/live-information/albrighton-bridge-replacement.

Visit www.nationalrail.co.uk to check journey announcements and passengers should allow extra time for journeys throughout the works.

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