Network Rail apologises for Carlisle Bridge footpath delay

Network Rail has apologised for delays in getting a popular crossing over the River Lune open again.

The rail company said work on the footpath over the River Lune in Lancaster should be completed some time in spring.

They are currently replacing the railings and the concrete parapet on Carlisle Bridge.

It has been closed since September and was 
originally due to open 
at Christmas, but that 
was put back until February 22.

Supplier issues have since led to a further delay.

A spokesman for Network Rail said: “The bridge was originally due to open before Christmas, but was delayed due to supplier issues with materials needed for the job. Work is continuing and we hope to be completed this spring.

“Everything will be done to reopen the bridge as soon 
as possible and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.”