Sussex, United Kingdom: Level crossing delays to be investigated

20 Aug

East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton convened a meeting to discuss the issue of level crossing downtime and resultant traffic congestion at level crossings between Worthing and Shoreham. While the benefits of extra train services introduced over recent years are widely recognised, the impact of running seven trains each way each hour is an increase in congestion at level crossings, in particular at Buckingham Road and Eastern Avenue in Shoreham.

Network Rail has undertaken to investigate what they might be able to do to reduce the time that each of the level crossings is closed to road traffic. The impact of road user misuse is also a factor to be addressed as this too often leads to red light runners damaging the barriers on perhaps six or seven occasions each year.

A further meeting will be convened when the Network Rail investigation is complete.

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