Tag Archives : Laira Rail Bridge


Improved path at The Ride helps get Plymouth cycling

A new widened path opens on Thursday 1 June as part of ongoing efforts to encourage cycling in Plymouth. The city’s cycling network continues to grow with a widened path alongside The Ride, linking Laira Rail Bridge into the National Trust Saltram Estate. Future plans nearby also include an improved walking and cycling route linking […]


Laira Rail Bridge to Saltram Meadow walking and cycling link

Laira Rail Bridge to Saltram Meadow link complete

The latest section of a walking and cycling route connecting Laira and Plymstock is now complete. A new four-metre-wide path from Laira Rail Bridge gives walkers and cyclists an off-road, level and direct route into the Saltram Meadow housing development. The final link connecting the path with Saltram Meadow will soon be built by Persimmon […]


Work starts on new link from Laira Rail Bridge to Saltram Meadow

Work to create a walking and cycling route connecting Laira Rail Bridge and the new Saltram Meadow housing estate will start on Monday 14 November. The link will provide a traffic-free alternative to this stretch of Laira Bridge Road and Billacombe Road and help to reduce congestion along the A379. Department for Transport figures show […]


Another walking and cycling link for Eastern Corridor

Plans for a walking and cycling route connecting Laira Rail Bridge and the new Saltram Meadow housing estate have been submitted by the Council. The link will provide pedestrians and cyclists with a traffic-free alternative to this stretch of Laira Bridge Road and Billacombe Road and therefore help to reduce congestion along the A379. Around […]


Laira Rail Bridge walking and cycling scheme now complete

The second phase of the Laira Rail Bridge walking and cycling scheme is now complete. A bridge has been installed over The Ride to extend the popular new link even further towards Saltram Meadow and Plymstock and a permanent access ramp has been built. The work, which also included fabrication of the bridge and making […]


New bridge ready to be installed over The Ride

Work to install a new bridge over The Ride will get under way this week. The bridge, which is the second phase of the Laira Rail Bridge scheme, will extend the popular new pedestrian and cycle link even further towards Saltram Meadow and Plymstock. Laira Rail Bridge will be closed from Wednesday 26 August while […]


Countdown to Sky Ride Plymouth

There are just four days to go until this year’s Sky Ride Plymouth and cyclists of all ages and abilities are gearing up for another fantastic fun-packed event. Local BMX pro Charlotte Green and new Lord Mayor, Councillor Dr John Mahony will kick off the action at 9.30am on Sunday before thousands of people from […]


Plymouth’s iconic Laira Rail Bridge re-opens as new walking and cycling link

Plymouth’s iconic Laira Rail Bridge has been opened to the public today, after lying derelict for 28 years. A £3.5 million scheme, funded through the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund, has breathed new life into the former rail bridge by converting it into a new walking and cycling route over the River Plym. […]


Sky Ride Plymouth will include new Laira Rail Bridge link

The route for this year’s Sky Ride Plymouth event has been announced – and it will include the brand new Laira Rail Bridge cycle path. Work to restore the disused bridge is well under way and the new walking and cycling link over the River Plym will be open in plenty of time for the […]


The new Laira Rail Bridge link in progress

Halfway point reached on Laira Rail Bridge scheme

Work to refurbish Plymouth’s disused Laira Rail Bridge has now reached the halfway point. The £3.5 million scheme, funded through the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund, will see the former rail bridge restored and converted into a new walking and cycling route over the River Plym. Built in 1887, Laira Rail Bridge stopped […]


Work starts on Laira Rail Bridge scheme

Work to breathe new life into Plymouth’s disused Laira Rail Bridge is now under way. The £3.1 million scheme, funded through the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund, will see the former rail bridge restored and converted into a new walking and cycling route over the River Plym. Built in 1887, the Laira Rail […]