Engineers begin work as part of rail dream

Aln Valley Railway. Picture by Steve Miller
Aln Valley Railway. Picture by Steve Miller

Substantial engineering work has begun, as part of the Aln Valley Railway project.

Preliminary work is underway on the trackbed between the end of the Lionheart station site, in Alnwick, the point where Green Lane meets the old line and on towards the former farm access overbridge known as Bridge 6.

The old track foundation has been exposed ready for vehicles and plant to start, very shortly, on the heavy work of creating the link between the Lionheart station site and the former trackbed.

Roger Jermy, from the railway, said: “Members of the public should be aware that the heavy vehicles and plant will access the trackbed via Ash Close and Green Lane and that it will be necessary for care to be exercised especially if people are accompanied by dogs or horses.”

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