Access Planning Group
This group was set up to encourage mutual collaboration on facilitating and sharing access arrangements for bridge inspections and works, between UK Bridge Owners and Transport Authorities.
If you are planning on carrying out inspections or works on your bridges which interface with other Transport Authorities, there are points of contact for those authorities, and advance major works programmes for CRT and Network Rail which may be of use to you, linked to this page. You may also ask those authorities if they have inspection data of their own which they are willing to share with you which may reduce the need for some inspections.
Points of Contact
Network Rail (NR) - by route https://www.networkrail.co.uk/running-the-railway/our-routes/
Canal & River Trust (CRT) - Desmond Harris: firstname.lastname@example.org
Highways England (HE) (link to Highways England's Network Management Map with Area contacts).
Transport for London (TfL) (link to TfL's Planning and Construction contacts).
Local Highway Authorities (via ADEPT network of Bridge Engineers (click here for email)
Advanced Major Works Programmes for Transport Authorities
Information on improvements and major roads projects
Network Rail's upgrade plan, major works and on-going works – by route; https://www.networkrail.co.uk/running-the-railway/our-routes/
Network Rail's Disruptive Possession Maps
Canal & River Trust
The Trust’s planned Winter Stoppage programme;
Open Data portal – download our data sets for use in GIS applications etc
Works Affecting the Canal & River Trust – information on how we work with third parties who wish to undertake works on, over, under or adjacent to the Trust’s property
Transport for London
TfL's Major Works and Events;
London's Register of Roadworks
Local Highway Authorities