Friends of the Trail continue work with Store Hill footbridge

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According to the Royal Gazette, the Friends of the Bermuda Railway Trail are continuing their work to upgrade the Trail with a footbridge at Store Hill.

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New bridge links Railway Trail sections

Bailey's Bay footbridge
A new footbridge linking the Railway Trail on both sides of Bailey’s Bay is almost complete.

Using the existing Bermuda Railway bridge piers, the project is a joint effort by the Friends of the Bermuda Railway Trail and Bermuda Public Works. Find out more and see pictures at the Royal Gazette and on Bernews.

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Khyber Pass to Frank's Bay Trail section revised

Riddell's Bay station
All new pictures have now been added for the Khyber Pass to Frank’s Bay section of the Railway Trail. You can see them here.

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Frank's Bay to Somerset Bridge Trail section revised

Evans Bay Station
I have all new pictures for the Frank’s Bay to Somerset section of the Railway Trail. You can see them here.

Where Middle Road meets Whale Bay Road you can see the old Evans Bay Station, which somehow I had completely missed until this last visit. The bright green was too obvious, I guess.

Khyber Pass to Frank's Bay Trail section online

Riddell's Bay station
The Khyber Pass to Frank's Bay section of the Railway Trail pages is also now online. You can see it here.

After the tree tunnels of Paget and Warwick, the Trail follows the ridge, providing vistas across the Great Sound before dropping down to Middle Road.

This section needs better pictures too, and this is also on my to-do list for the coming year.

Frank's Bay to Somerset Bridge Trail section now online

Trail in Southampton
The Frank’s Bay to Somerset section of the Railway Trail pages is now available. You can see it here.

This part of the Trail runs alongside Middle Road until Whale Bay Road. Then it goes off to the right to follow a long straight route to Somerset Bridge, providing a very good stretch for cyclists.

I haven’t walked this section for a few years, so I am lacking many photographs. More and better pictures are on my agenda for the coming year.

Rural Hill to Khyber Pass Trail section online

The Railway Trail in Paget
The Rural Hill to Khyber Pass section of the Railway Trail pages is now available. You can see it here.

This part of the Trail follows the ridge of the island through Paget parish and on towards Warwick.

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Flatts to Palmetto Park Trail section now online

The Flatts to Palmetto Park section of the Railway Trail pages is now available. You can see it here. I put this up in December, but forgot to tell you.

I just got back from our annual trip to Bermuda, but a combination of a shorter-than-usual visit and cool and cloudy weather meant that I didn’t get to walk the Trail at all this time. I’ll have to go through my existing Trail pictures and see if I have enough to put up some more Trail sections.

Hamilton Trail section now online

Site of teh tunnel under Par=la-Ville Road
The Hamilton section of the Railway Trail pages is now available. You can see it here.

Strictly speaking there is no Hamilton section of the Trail, since almost all vestiges of the Railway have disappeared, but enthusiasts can still imagine the Bermuda Railway train running down the middle of Front Street and disappearing into the tunnel under Par-la-Ville Park.

Somerset Bridge to Somerset trail section now online

The Somerset Bridge to Somerset section of the Railway Trail pages is now available. Look at it here.

Washington Post article on the Railway Trail

The September 28 Washington Post will feature an article by Walter Nicholls describing his recent bicycle excursion on the Railway Trail...
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Coney Island to Flatts trail section now online

Trail near Bailey's Bay
A third section of the Railway Trail pages is now available, covering the Trail from Coney Island to Flatts. Look at it here.

Updated Railway and Trail FAQs

Both the Railway and Trail FAQs have new questions answered. What happened to the railway equipment after the Bermuda Railway closed? explains how the Railway was sold lock, stock and barrel to British Guiana in 1948, while How safe is the Railway Trail? discusses an important consideration for visitors.

Oil Docks to Ferry Point Trail tour now online

Another section of the site’s new Railway Trail pages is now available, covering the Trail from Oil Docks to Ferry Point. Take a look.

First new Trail section is live

The first section of the site’s new Railway Trail pages is now available.

It covers the Trail from St. George’s to the Oil Docks fence on Ferry Point. Take a look.

Biking the Railway Trail?

A surprising number of people have emailed me to ask: Can I bicycle on the Railway Trail? So the first entry in the Railway Trail FAQ provides the answer.

Railway Trail gets new signs

St. George's Trail sign
The Railway Trail finally has new signs.
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