Technical work takes centre stage


Starting this month, we’re moving on to the next stage of our work in Dunford Bridge.

From mid-April to August, we’ll be carrying out the technical work to install and then test the new underground cables along the Trans Pennine Trail. Once this has been completed, we’ll be able to energise the new underground circuit and start taking down the seven pylons and sealing end compound to transform the surrounding landscape.

Now that most of the significant civil engineering work such as earth excavations and concrete pours are complete, this next phase of work will involve activity that creates much lower levels of noise and/or dust.

It will involve specialist activities like cable pulling, jointing of the cables, high voltage equipment installation, circuit testing, wiring, software modifications and commissioning.  Some of these activities are carried out inside a small building called a portable relay room and are very quiet.

We have also been given permission by Barnsley Council to extend the times we are working to take advantage of the longer daylight hours.

Please be assured that as far as possible most of our work – and any noisy activities – will take place during our normal working hours of 8.00am to 6.00pm to minimise disruption. However, should we need to, we will carry out the quieter work outside these time periods.

If you have any questions or concerns about any of this work, please get in touch with the VIP project team directly by calling 0330 134 0051 or sending an email to: