Chiswick, UK: Network Rail ponders crossing closure

3 Nov

Network Rail is pondering elimination of the level crossing on Grove Park Terrace as a component of its plans to eliminate a further 500 level crossings in the 2014-2019 regulated control period. The planning is at a very early stage and no decision has been taken to definitely pursue closure. However, if it is to be closed to vehicular traffic, Network Rail has said that a replacement footbridge would be provided.

Even daring to think about elimination of this manually controlled CCTV equipped level crossing, has drawn fire from the local community concerned at the loss of a key route and extended journey times that they would face them. Network Rail has indicated that if the crossing is retained, it is probable that it would be upgraded by the addition of an obstacle detection system.

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