Langley bridges demolished as Crossrail picks up speed

Two rail bridges in Langley were demolished over the Christmas break as part of preparations for the arrival of new electric Crossrail trains.

Crossrail will connect Berkshire and Bucks to Essex and Kent. However, a number of low bridges need to be removed and rebuilt to allow overhead electric equipment to support the new trains.

Network Rail demolished the Middlegreen Road and Trenches bridges over the Christmas break and will be installing new bridges at Easter.

Additionally Leigh Road Bridge in Slough Trading Estate will be closed from Monday (7) until Friday, March 1 as part of the Crossrail development. Most of the work will take place overnight or during the weekends.

Alternative arrangements will be in place until the work is complete:

  • A footbridge for pedestrians and cyclists has been provided at Middlegreen Road, now closed, and a diversion is in place along St Mary’s Road for cars.
  • Trenches Bridge footbridge will be closed until May, and pedestrians and cyclists will be able to use a towpath alongside the Grand Union Canal instead.

Related External Articles

Bridges demolished as Crossrail project goes full-steam ahead – Slough Observer

WATCH: Rail bridges demolished in Langley to prepare for Crossrail – Slough Express

The Express includes timelapse footage of the bridges being demolished.

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