List of most-struck bridges by HGVs revealed
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Network Rail figures show railway bridges are struck five times every day on average across Britain, causing almost half a million minutes of delays for rail passengers.
Network Rail added that there has been some improvement, with an 11% decrease in incidents in the last financial year, following a concerted campaign by Network Rail in partnership with Highways England and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and haulage operators.
However, Sir Peter Hendy CBE, chair of Network Rail warned there is more work to be done to cut the still unacceptably high number of bridge strikes.
He said: “We’ve done a lot of work with partners across the industry in recent years to tackle bridge strikes, and whilst it’s encouraging to see our work is paying off with numbers now on the decline, there’s a lot more to be done to cut the unnecessary delays, costs and safety risks they pose.”