Railway Paths

Latest update: Statement on the future of the Bennerley Viaduct

Railway Paths Limited’s statement on the future of the Bennerley Viaduct

As the owner and custodian of the Bennerley Viaduct we were disappointed that a bid to restore and open up the viaduct as a walking and cycling route was not successful in winning a Heritage Lottery Fund grant. We are also disappointed that Sustrans will not be resubmitting the bid but understand the reasons behind the decision.

We remain committed to this viaduct and would like to see it opened as a walking and cycling route. The Railway Paths Limited Board is meeting next week and will be discussing options for the future of the viaduct together with Sustrans. We are keen to build on the local support for the viaduct that has been generated to date as we see this as being key to the successful development of the project.

Will Haynes, Principal Officer of Railway Paths Limited

8th February 2018

Bennerley viaduct - grassy