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Most Bashed Bridge

Community Council News
Rail bridge over Balgreen Road. (c) J Yellowlees 30 January 2020

On 30 January a vehicle carrying a crane struck the Balgreen bridge, which carries the main railways to Glasgow and Fife across Balgreen Road, and rail traffic had to be halted while the bridge was inspected to ensure that there had been no damage. The train worst affected, the 0921 Edinburgh Waverley to Dunblane, was held up for 88 minutes, and terminated at Linlithgow.

The bridge is one of the most bashed in Scotland according to Network Rail: https://www.networkrail.co.uk/news/drivers-urged-to-wise-up-and-size-up-as-scotlands-most-bashed-rail-bridges-revealed/

The Community Council's chair has raised the matter with the community policing team, in advance of the 15 February meeting.

Local news reports:

https://www.edinburghlive.co.uk/news/edinburgh-news/haymarket-crash-balgreen-scotrail-delays-19733564

https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/people/balgreen-train-delays-after-vehicle-carrying-crane-hits-bridge-edinburgh-3118294

Image credit: (c) J Yellowlees