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Residents challenge Network Rail over foot crossing closure

ACTIVE TRAVEL

Rhodri Clark
24 May 2019
The closed crossing
The closed crossing

 

Residents campaigning for the reinstatement of a railway foot crossing told a public inquiry last week that rail safety does not exist in isolation from other considerations.

The crossing on the Llandudno branch in North Wales provided a pedestrian route from houses and shops in Deganwy to the Conwy Estuary foreshore, a cycle route and the Wales Coast Path. Network Rail closed it in 2011 after a train narrowly missed striking a teenager.

In 2015 Conwy County Borough Council made an Order for...

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