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Repairs to bridge at entrance to Coulson Park

Saturday 5th December 2020

 Lostwithiel Rail Bridge over River Fowey

Network Rail are repairing / replacing the River Fowey Viaduct, at the entrance to Coulson Park, in order to improve the longevity of the structure.


The majority of the work will be undertaken between  13th and 29th March 2021, when the railway will be closed. During this time contractors working on behalf of Network Rail will be operating 24/7.


To facilitate the mainline being temporarily closed, work started in the area from 23 November 2020 where a haul road and compound area is being constructed from Grenville Road, through the railway sidings and into the field located to the east of the railway towards the river.


In January and February Network Rail will start carrying out preparatory work on the structure which will include erecting scaffolding, steel works repairs and painting.


To allow this work to be undertaken safely there will be access only to Quay Street with only pedestrian access available to Coulsdon Park from 11 January to 23 April.


There will be vehicular access via Dark Lane which will not be affected by the work. Throughout late February and early March there will be a number of large deliveries coming to site in preparation for the temporary closure of the railway, these vehicles will access from the eastern end of Grenville Road.


Network Rail ask residents and business owners to not park or have deliveries on Grenville Road while equipment is bought to site. Exact dates and times will be communicated in future letter drops.


Network Rail are currently looking at alternative areas of parking that can be used during this time.


A further update will be issued in a February newsletter.


To find out further information about the works then please contact Network Rail on 03457 114141 or



(Source: Based on a facebook post from Lostwithiel Town Council dated 4th December 2020)