UPDATE: Bridge collapse repair work near Grantham could take days

The partial bridge collapse between Allington and Sedgebrook. Photo: East Midlands Trains

The partial bridge collapse between Allington and Sedgebrook. Photo: East Midlands Trains

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EAST Midlands Trains is reporting “major emergency engineering work” at Allington after a “railway bridge collapse”.

Heavy rainfall caused a landslip at a bridge between Allington and Sedgebrook which caused a partial bridge collapse which has left the railway track exposed and in need of extra support.

Emergency engineering works, caused by a landslip on Thursday 19 July, are disrupting services in the Bottesford area. This has resulted in the closure of the line in both directions.

Buses are replacing trains between Nottingham and Grantham.

Trains are being diverted and are not calling at Grantham. Journey times will be extended by up to 30 minutes.

Passengers travelling to and from Grantham are advised to use the replacement bus service between Grantham and Nottingham to connect with Liverpool - Norwich services.

Service information for Sunday 22 July onwards:

A Network Rail spokesman said: “Network Rail engineers are on site working hard to repair the bridge and re-open the line.

“Unfortunately this requires major work, and there is currently no estimate for when a normal service will resume.

“Further details regarding services from Sunday 22 July onwards will be published here once they become available.

“To find out whether this will impact your journey and to get alternative options planned for you, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner, or call TrainTracker on 0871 200 49 50.”