Penzance, United Kingdom: “It’s bad news Network Rail intends to close more crossings”

25 Nov

Since the Mexico footpath level crossing in Long Rock, Penzance, was temporarily closed on safety grounds in December 2012 local opposition to the permanent closure has been significant. Indeed, as reported in The Cornishman on November 25th, 2013 Rob Nance, Chairman of the friends of Long Rock Mexico Crossing is reported as saying: “It’s bad news Network Rail intends to close [500] more crossings, but we’ve been aware of its policy to close crossings wherever it can, regardless of any external impact closure might have, for quite some time. It’s a very short-sighted policy in that it only focuses on railway safety, not public safety.

The Friends of the crossing continue to argue that the available alternative routes are inherently more dangerous than the erstwhile level crossing, the fate of which Cornwall County Council’s cabinet will consider on November 27th, 2013.

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