As you know, Network Rail are currently investigating the possibility of closing a number of level crossing on the East Coast Main Line (ECML) in our area. The first stage of this is a feasibility / consultation process which is due to run over the summer of 2014. They have released various documents that describe the process, the crossings under consideration and a rough timetable over the next 4 years.
The crossings in our immediate area are:
- School Lane
- Thompsons (non-public)
- Botany Bay
So residents not only need to consider how the proposals may affect their village life (for example increased traffic on certain roads) but also how they may affect their broader comings and goings (for example how they get to work).
Here we have a questionnaire concerning those in our immediate area. The deadline for submission of this questionnaire is (apparently) the 25th July 2014, so please take the time to print in, fill it in and return ASAP. You cannot rely on other people – the more people who contribute, the better.
Note that EACH CROSSING has to have its own submission, so please don’t try to shoe-horn more than one onto the same submission.
Alternatively you can submit a response online by following the consultation link below:
There is more information on these links: