Following repeated vehicle strikes on the North Road railway bridge, Roy Beggs MLA has called for Transport NI to urgently review its low bridge warning signage to end the frequent collisions which has recently resulted in the closure of the Larne railway line and blocked the North Road – one of the busiest roads serving Carrickfergus.
East Antrim MLA Roy Beggs said “Last week a lorry struck the North Road railway bridge blocking the road and disrupting rail users. A few days later a touring bus has struck the bridge. This is a vital railway bridge, serving the Larne to Belfast railway line and the ongoing repeated collisions are endangering and disrupting commuters. I have written to Transport NI asking for a significant upgrade in warning signage so that visitors driving high sided vehicles are less likely to get caught out.”