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Network Rail Crossing Closure Plan - June 2014

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:

  • Scrooby
  • School Lane
  • Ranskill
  • Thompsons (non-public)
  • Torworth
  • Sutton
  • Botany Bay

However, there are also number of possibilities towards Retford:

  • Grove Road
  • Eaton Lane
  • Gamston Lane

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).

There are a number of public consultation events planned throughout June and July 2014 at Scrooby Village Hall and the Elms Hotel in Retford. See the link below for more details.

Nottinghamshire Pre-Application Approach to Community Consultation – June 2014

ECML Crossing Closures Public Consultation Events – June 2014

There is more information on these links:

https://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/News-Releases/Have-your-say-East-Coast-Main-Line-level-crossings-20be.aspx

http://www.networkrail.co.uk/improvements/east-coast-main-line/ecml-level-crossings/

You can provide feedback on the proposals by following the link below to the Network Rail consultation site.

https://networkrail.citizenspace.com/communications/east-coast-main-line-level-crossing-closure-study/consultation/intro/view