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New figures show three railway bridges in the Midlands have topped the list for the most bashed in Britain in 2020.
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Rail chiefs have given the all clear to a Broughty Ferry bridge after it was struck by a truck.
(Permalink) Bridge Strike Broughty Ferry

A lorry has crashed into a historic railway bridge - leaving the group of volunteers who maintain it counting the cost.
(Permalink) Bridge strike Dufftown Keith and Dufftown Railway Parkmore Bridge

The motor collided with a bridge between Cathcart and Muirend - leading to delays and cancellations to train services in the city.
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A lorry has collided with a rail bridge in the South Side of Glasgow.

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The driver crashed into the railway bridge on Grangemuir Road.
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Train services in Ayrshire have been axed after a farm vehicle struck a bridge. Services are expected to be affected until at least 2pm after the accident in Girvan.
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ScotRail announced trains between Glasgow and Neilston will be suspended.
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A double-decker bus hit a railway bridge in Wishaw.

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Trains are running at a reduced speed after a vehicle hit a bridge.

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Vehicles hitting Scotlands most bashed bridges have caused hundreds of hours of train delays over the past five years, Network Rail has revealed.
(Permalink) Balgreen Ballencrieff Bonnybridge Bridge Strike Cleland Dunbar Granton Junction Inverkeilor Perth Princes Street Wishaw

One of Britain's most bashed bridge will be finally bypassed on Monday - re-routing errant lorries away from the much-dented Dumfries and Galloway railway crossing.
Roads officials hope the opening of the £17 million Dunragit bypass on the A75 between Stranraer and Dumfries will end Challoch bridge's unenviable record of being hit more than 100 times in the last ten years.
(Permalink) A75 Bridge strike Challoch Dunragit Stranraer

The A75 is closed at Dunragit to allow rail inspectors to check damage to a bridge after a crash.
(Permalink) A75 Bridge strike Challoch Dunragit Stranraer


Dunragit: Approaching the level crossing at Dunragit from the north in the spring of 2007. The former station, six miles east of Stranraer Harbour, closed to passengers in 1965. The plaque alongside the back door reads 'Station House Dunragit'.
See query 2207
John Furnevel 31/05/2007


Dunragit: A reminder of when the Stranraer line carried freight - not so long ago, 1989. Here a northbound train of steel sections passes Dunragit level crossing and the token exchange has just taken place. There was a safety man with a flag and the signal man had the luxury of a colleague who swapped the tokens while he remained in the box with the levers.
Ewan Crawford //1989


Dunragit: The Girvan Goods at Dunragit on 16 July 1956. Stranraer 2P 4-4-0 40616 pilots Corkerhill based Standard class 5 4-6-0 73100.
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 16/07/1956

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