This line, located between Chorley and Leyland, has been closed for six weeks while engineers removed 16 Grade II listed gritstone arches (installed in 1841 to support the walls of the railway cutting), which have been replaced temporarily with galvanised steel arches to maintain the support.

The arches will be refurbished and restored to the cutting within the three years allowed by listed building consent.

The project has been completed some 48 hours ahead of schedule.


Info: Keith Lumley, Network Rail (via Bill Briggs)

With grateful thanks to Karen Hornby

for providing the photographs



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