Broxbourne, UK: petition for full barriers, petition for half barriers

3 Nov

The death of two people on the Wharf Road automatic half-barrier level crossing in Wormley, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire earlier this year prompted a petition for the crossing to be upgraded to full-barriers. Now, another petition s circulating that calls for the half-barriers to be retained.

Those behind the petition to keep the half-barriers appear ill-informed as they are arguing that the full-barriers may be less safe. With the added protection of full-barriers and the practice of providing both obstacle detectors and CCTV, this is an illogical position.

Now is the time for Network Rail to address the ill-founded fears that a full-barrier crossing is less safe and tell the community of its plans for the Wharf Road level crossing.

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