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The Friends of the Far North Line
Cairdean Na Loine Tuath
the campaign group for rail north of Inverness - lobbying for improved services for the local user, tourist and freight operator

Railtrack to Replace Clachnaharry Road Bridge

Railtrack Scotland is to replace the deck of the 140-year-old road bridge over the railway at Clachnaharry - on the outskirts of Inverness- with a completely new deck, at a cost of £750,000.

Railtrack has been working closely with the Highland Council to progress this project. The work will require the closure the A862 as it passes over the bridge and diversions will be in place for road users for a period of three weeks to allow the work to be completed. There are no plans to close the rail line so users of the Far North Line should not experience any disruption. However the plans for the roads in the area have caused a lot of controversy with the original 7.5 tonne causing major problems for emergency services and school buses.

STOP PRESS: It has been announced that emergency service vehicles and school buses will be exempt from the 7.5 tonne weight restriction.