The first steps
Following a successful restoration of the Forth Bridge, in 2013, Network Rail carried out a feasibility study to examine the business case bringing visitors to the bridge.
In 2017, our focus is on the delivery of a south side, walk, taking guided walks onto the bridge to enjoy the splendour and heritage of one of the world’s most famous structures.
We anticipate beginning and public consultation into our proposals in summer 2017. More details to follow.
Reinvesting in a Scottish landmark
WE BELIEVE WE CAN CREATE A UNIQUE AND BREATHTAKING EXPERIENCE FOR GROUPS SEEKING A THRILLING AND ENGAGING WAY TO ENJOY SCOTLAND’S HERITAGE. PROFITS WILL BE REINVESTED IN THE BRIDGE'S PRIMARY PURPOSE – TO KEEP TRAINS RUNNING ACROSS THE FORTH. THESE FUNDS WILL HELP TO KEEP THE BRIDGE IN SHAPE, PRESERVING IT FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.
The local community
As well as speaking renewed interest in the history and heritage of the Queensferry area, we expect the experience to generate 38 full time equivalent jobs within the local economy. Local businesses will be boosted through increased footfall and the improvements of the trail route between Dalmeny Station and Hawes Pier will have wider community benefits.
In consultation with local architects, we have been very careful to minimise the impact of existing views of the bridge. Buildings, viewing platforms and access infrastructure will all be designed to ensure the bridge remains as magnificent as it has been since it opened in 1890. We are working closely with local groups and heritage experts to ensure that we preserve the bridge’s unique character while encouraging further enjoyment of the structure.
04 Apr 2017
FORTH BRIDGE POISED TO GIVE VISITORS THE CLIMB OF THEIR LIFE
Network Rail is progressing plans to take visitors onto the bridge for the first time.Find out more
27 Mar 2015
Traffic Appraisal & Options Assessment
In advance of recent local consultation meetings, a traffic appraisal and options assessment was undertaken...Find out more
16 Mar 2015
March 2015 Community Update
Read our March 2014 Community Update for all the latest news and information on The Forth Bridge Experience project.Find out more