A POPULAR North Yorkshire railway has announced who will be carrying out reconstruction work on a vital bridge.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway has named VolkerLaser as the contractor to carry out the reconstruction work on Bridges 25 and 25 at Goathland between January and March 2022.

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The £1.26 million reconstruction work is only one part of North Yorkshire Moors Railway's "Yorkshire's Magnificent Journey" project.

The £10 million project is set to ensure future generations can enjoy the 180-year-old railway.

It has been made possible thanks to funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, the European Union, NYMR's Local Enterprise Partnership and kind donations from many supporters.

Tim Bruce, director of civil engineering at NYMR, said: "Our bridges are absolutely crucial for an operating railway and ensuring that future generations will be able to enjoy this historic route. Some of our bridges are over 150 years old."

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