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With thanks to Yarnton Parish Council
Network Rail claim alternative routes will only add a few minutes to journey times. This is based on surveys performed at times of very low traffic flow.
It ignores the fact that walkers and cyclists will now have to dismount and go over the bridges. Have you ever pushed a bike over a railway bridge like these? It could easily add ten minutes to journey times and increase the temptation to trespass on the rail way
Residents at Yarnton Road risk being cut off - proposals include tarmacking a kilometre of road from Green Lane to the canal bridge and negotiating with Sheehan contractors for access to the A44.