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The next meeting will be on 20th February 2019. It will be our AGM. Click the underlined link.

We are sorry to report the death, on 28th November 2018 of Keith Slade, BRUG treasurer.
He was 96. Our thoughts are with his family.

Following successful test runs on 20th May 2018, passenger services on the Cross City Line began on Sunday 29th July 2018.

BRUG submitted a comprehensive response, produced by Tony Woodward, to the DfT consultation on the next Cross Country rail franchise. However, DfT have announced that the new franchise, due to be awarded in 2019, has been scrapped. Train services will continue to be operated by the current franchisee.

Work is to begin on increasing the height of the Finstall Road bridge parapet.

Bridge parapet

Planned work on the Finstall Road bridge parapet.
The temporary traffic lights may cause considerable delays to traffic on or around Finstall Road / Stoke Road / New Road, especially in the rush hour.

As of 23rd December 2018, the temporary traffic lights have been removed.
The hoarding has been removed from the south parapet and there is what looks like temporary capping in place. Both sides of the St Godwalds Road bridge have also had the hoarding removed.

As of 11th January 2019, the temporary traffic lights are back.
The hoarding has been removed from the north parapet.