Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways

December 15th 2010

Britannia Bridge crossing tests

The audit is standard practice when there is a change of a road's status, as there will be when Porthmadog High Street it is de-trunked following the opening of the Porthmadog Bypass.

The audit involved both daytime and night test runs across Britannia Bridge, with a number of the trains – top and tailed by Merddin Emrys and Vale of Ffestiniog – continued to Pont Croesor for driver route familiarisation training.

The tests highlighted a couple of minor modifications to improve the crossing - illumination of a sign and the installation of protective kerbing by the wig-wag heads to prevent them getting hit by large vehicles.

Several more test trains will be run across the Cross Town Rail Link before passenger services commence in January.

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