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Level crossing closures ‘will put walkers on unsafe roads’

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Andrew Forster
26 May 2017
Crossing closures: opposition from councils and walkers
Crossing closures: opposition from councils and walkers

 

Some of Network Rail’s plans to close level crossings in Essex will put walkers in danger by diverting them onto unsafe roads, according to Essex County Council. 

In March Network Rail made three Transport and Works Act Order applications to close, or downgrade to use by non-motorised users only, more than 100 crossings in the Anglia area (excluding Norfolk). Most are closures.

The applications follow a public consultation and affect 24 crossings in Suffolk; 30 in Cambridgeshire; and...

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