Peterborough, UK: Footbridge costing GBP1.5 million follows child fatality

24 Jun

Network Rail is close to completing a GBP1.5 million footbridge to eliminate the Foxcovert footpath level crossing near Peterborough on which a two-year-old child was fatally injured as a result of being hit by a train in 2009. The ramped footbridge is expected to be open to pedestrians and cyclists from a date in July 2014.

The Foxcovert level crossing which was at one time open to vehicular traffic cis being closed as part of a wider project to upgrade the Peterborugh-Spalding-Lincoln-Gainsborough-Doncaster for additional freight services which will free-up capacity on the East Coast Main Line

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