Barmouth Bridge footpath closure plan

Gwynedd County Council is considering closing the footpath along Barmouth Railway Bridge, to save money.

The authority pays Network Rail over £30,000 annually to maintain the right of way across the 900-metre bridge, which carries the Cambrian line from Pwllheli to Shrewsbury across the Mawddach estuary.

  • For more on this, read RAIL 782, published on September 2.

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  • David Wilson - 18/09/2015 18:48

    This is an odd charge for Network Rail to impose. If the foorpath is closed the cost of maintaining the bridge will be the same because the footpath is a part of the bridge structure. A reasonable number of people get off the train at Morfa Mawddach station in order to cross the bridge on foot. Without the footpath there will be a loss of revenue to the operators, Arriva Trains Wales

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