Oxford, United Kingdom: Campaign to keep crossing continues

2 Sep

The Aristotle Lane footpath level crossing in Oxford has been the subject of a determined resistance to the closure of the level crossing on safety grounds. Despite an alternative route via a nearby over-bridge, closure of the crossing was not secured through the public inquiry into the upgrading of the Oxford-Bicester railway. Now, because Network Rail and Chiltern Railways (the principal beneficiary of the upgrade) continue to maintain that closure is necessary on safety grounds, one of those opposed to closure has submitted a planning application for an additional track across Aristotle Lane level crossing. This is to force the planners to face up to his point of view that planning permission is required for the works proposed by Chiltern Railways and Network Rail.

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