August 25th, 2016
From Monday 19 September 2016 to Friday 31 March 2017 Station Road will be closed to vehicles while the road bridge over the railway line is demolished and rebuilt to facilitate the electrification of the Midland Main Line Railway.
The University and Students’ Union are keen to minimise the impact of the road closure on the villages of Sutton Bonington and Kingston on Soar, so drivers are encouraged to follow the signed diversion routes wherever possible.
Access for pedestrians and cyclists
A temporary footbridge will enable pedestrians and cyclists to continue using Station Road throughout the works. The only exception to this is Saturday 12 to Monday 14 November – when the existing bridge is scheduled to be demolished.
Changes to Sutton Bonington hopper bus service
The road closure means that hopper bus journeys between Sutton Bonington and Kegworth will be unable to operate as usual. Unfortunately, it is not possible to maintain journeys to/from Kegworth and also maintain the capacity and frequency of journeys between University Park and Sutton Bonington within the existing resource allocation.
Hopper bus journeys between University Park and Sutton Bonington Campus will continue to provide intercampus connectivity, however journeys between Sutton Bonington and Kegworth will be withdrawn for the duration of the road closure – with effect from Monday 19 September. Hopper buses will not stop at East Midlands Parkway station for the duration of the road closure.
Alternatives for travelling between Kegworth and Sutton Bonington campus include:
Further details about Network Rail’s Midland Main Line improvement programme are available from the Network Rail website.
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