Network Rail has thanked rail passengers after work was completed on replacing two bridges on the Settle to Carlisle line.
The line reopened on Thursday 29th October after a five-day closure.
The £2m project saw two bridges overhauled in Craven. bridges have been demolished, with two bridges lifted into position.
Nathaly Oshodin, scheme project manager for Network Rail, said: “I’d like to thank local people and passengers for their patience during this £2m renewal as part of the Great North Rail Project. Now these bridges are both up to modern standards it will mean better, more reliable journeys on the Settle to Carlisle line for decades to come.
Steve Hopkinson, regional director at Northern, said: “The work carried out by Network Rail has future-proofed one of the most picturesque routes in the country. I’m pleased to now be able to welcome customers back to the Settle and Carlisle Line and thank them for their patience during the vital work.”
John Moorhouse, chairman of the Settle Carlisle Railway Development Company, said: “It is good news that the line has opened on time after this essential work to ensure the future of our magnificent railway. We look ahead to better times when the potential of the line will be fully realised.”
Julian Smith, MP for Skipton and Ripon, said: “I welcome the bridge modification and hope it will ensure that the line maintains its success for years to come.”
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