The electrification has sounded the death knell for Pathway's footbridge, which has been replaced with a modern temporary structure, until a new accessible structure is built. The original footbridge was taken out of use over the weekend of 30th June 18 prior to it's removal.
Earlier today saw the removal of the remaining main span and pedestals of Patchway's footbridge, the access steps having been removed over the previous two days. I have included a couple of photos of the bridge, along with a view taken last Sunday from the new 'temporary' footbridge. The other photo I have included is one of the final Class 43 High Speed Train services to pass under the .footbridge at just after 2100 on 15th Jun 18, the last night before the line was closed.
Regards, Dave Field.
Very many thanks Dave for todays dramatic pictures and those leading up to this significant event. N.B. It is a pity that the footbridge fitted with extended legs it couldn't be re-fitted at Pilning to make both platforms available!!
From Monday 2nd July two-car class 165 units began working in the Central region alongside their former Thames Valley 3-car class 166 cousins. 165132 leaving with the delayed 2E28 1838 Westbury-Cheltenham Spa (via Bristol TM), 800305 sitting in P3 with the 1J91 Padd'n-Frome described above.
With best regards, Guy Vincent Many Thanks Guy