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Public consultation on plans to close Helpston level crossing

The two proposals to close Helpston level crossing and build a road bridge, marked in green and blue EMN-140307-155653001

The two proposals to close Helpston level crossing and build a road bridge, marked in green and blue EMN-140307-155653001

People can find out about plans to close a level crossing on one of the busiest train lines in the country.

Network Rail wants to close Helpston level crossing in Glinton Road. The company has proposed two possible routes for bridges, both crossing the tracks to the south and rejoining the road to the west of the existing crossing.

The firm also wants to close the crossing in Maxey Road, Helpston, and either replace it with a gated bridge for residents’ vehicles only, or a footbridge. It has proposed closing the crossing at Lolham to road traffic, directing drivers through the main Helpson access routes and building a footbridge instead. And the firm wants to close the crossing in Woodcroft Road to foot and road traffic, directing everyone through Helpston.

Public consultation events will be held at Bainton Reading Rooms in Barnack Road, Bainton, from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, and at Helpston Village Hall in West Street from 3pm to 9pm on Thursday.

The plans can also be seen online at www.networkrail.co.uk/ecmllevelcrossings.

Two consultations on plans to close Tallington level crossing on the A1175 were held last month. Many villager residents were dismayed that a previously suggested option of a bypass to the north of the village had been abandoned in favour of two routes through the village.

 

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