Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
the silver street works begin
These are the first visible signs of the works needed to protect Silver Street from a runaway train. There will be a bund at the end of the track and a sliding buffer set up to take the impact of any runaway vehicles. There are also new catch points beyond the station to reduce the amount of run available, which would derail any loose vehicles well before they reach the station area.
These works are needed to allow public passenger trains to commence in 2008.
Originally of course the line continued down the bank to Radstock and will eventually run again across a new bridge, but this is still a few years away.