‘Gateway’ walk and cyclepath faces weekend closures

25 September 2016

The popular footway – and cycle path – under the railway bridge linking the Taff Mead area of Grangetown with the city centre faces two weekends of closures at the end of October – because of work by Network Rail.

A crane will be working by the bridge, next to the Liberty student flats, lifting materials from lorries onto rail wagons, which will then be taken to contractors working further down the line.

Network Rail has told residents it will mean the pedestrian walkway underneath the bridge – also part of the Taff Trail – will be closed “for approximately 24 hours” on the weekends of October 22-23 and 29-30.

It means residents will have to walk to town via Clare Road and Tudor Street from Grangetown – although a free minibus shuttle service is being organised.

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Cyclists also face a diversion along the Taff Trail – and will have to cut down Tudor Street, Clare Road and Pendyris Street before joining the trail back on the embankment.

“The pedestrian walkway underneath the railway bridge will be closed on Taff Mead Embankment as we will be transporting materials onto freight trains on the railway and it would be unsafe to allow pedestrians to use the underpass,” said a spokesman.

“However, during these weekends, we will have three minibuses on hand to transport people from one side of the bridge to the other. “We’re sorry for the disruption this may cause but thank the general public for bearing with us during this period.

A small section of road will also be closed and Network Rail said “traffic management will be in operation while the road is closed.”

 

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