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Diversions over two weekends as Brockenhurst level crossing to shut for rail work

The level crossing on the A337 Lymington Road at Brockenhurst
The level crossing on the A337 Lymington Road at Brockenhurst

MOTORISTS face diversions over two weekends this month as one of the New Forest’s busiest roads closes for major railway work.

Access to the level crossing on the A337 Lymington Road at Brockenhurst will be blocked as Network Rail engineers replace worn-out track.

They will be working between midnight on Saturday 10th and midday on Sunday 11th April, and again from 12.30am on Sunday 25th to 5am on Monday 26th April.

Network Rail is urging people to expect delays to their journeys and allow for extra time, particularly those traveling to Lymington for their Covid-19 vaccinations.

Rail replacement buses will be in place for train passengers, and traffic will be diverted via a signed route through Brockenhurst.

There will be an alternative route for HGVs, taking them via Lymington, Beaulieu, Dibden Purlieu, Ashurst and Lyndhurst.

Network Rail stressed the work was essential as the track through the area had aged, forcing speed restrictions.

Network Rail Wessex route director Mark Killick said: “Replacing old, worn-out track is really important for the railway in the area, which we anticipate will soon be busy carrying people to the New Forest again, and we need to get this work done as soon as we can.”

During the closures pedestrians will be able to use Brockenhurst station’s footbridge.

For more information, contact Network Rail’s 24-hour helpline on 03457 114 141.

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