Plumpton, UK: Network Rail eats humble pie after crossing closure implemented

13 Oct

Network Rail has been forced to eat humble pie because it closed a gated level crossing for an upgrade to modern standards before the local authority had approved plans. While Network Rail maintains that it has not altered listed structures, Lewes District Council has asserted that the gates are listed along with the adjacent Plumpton Green cabin from which the crossing was operated and has refused permission for the works. With diversionary routes extending to ten miles for some vehicles, Network Rail has apologised to affected residents. However, it looks as if the re-signilling works are too far ahead to allow reinstatement of the level crossing within three-months.

One Response to “Plumpton, UK: Network Rail eats humble pie after crossing closure implemented”

  1. Andrew Fraser October 14, 2015 at 07:56 #

    One might get the impression that Network Rail considers itself a law unto itself – this can hardly have been a mistake.

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