Tallington level crossing closure plans to be put on public display

Tallington level crossing
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People will have the chance to see the latest developments in plans to close a busy level crossing at two public exhibitions.

Network Rail will hold two meetings in Tallington later this month.

The company is carrying out a feasibility study into the possibility of closing Tallington level crossing and wants to update people on the options it is considering.

Drivers often face long delays at the crossing and campaigners have been fighting for a road bridge over the railway line for decades.

A spokesman said: “The exhibition events give people in the Tallington area a chance to tell us how our options for closing level crossings may affect them or their community.

“As these are only proposals at this stage, this is your chance to have your say on our plans, and to find out more about the project, including why closing level crossings is important to our work.”

The company has not specified its preferred option for Tallington. But various plans have been seen over the last two years, including bypass routes to the north and south of the village.

Tallington Parish Council chairman Geoff Mayling said he and his fellow councillors were “pleased to have reached this stage at last.

“We know that Network Rail have commissioned outside consultants to take a fresh look at the problems created locally at Tallington crossing,” he added.

“We hope that these consultants have considered all options and have come to the conclusion that a route that circumnavigates the road to the north is the sensible option.”

The meetings will be held in Tallington village hall from 2pm to 8pm on Tuesday, June 17, and from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, June 28.

Network Rail staff and their consultants will be available during the exhibitions to explain the options and answer questions. Potential options to close the level crossing in Greatford will also be on show.

You can also visit www.networkrail.co.uk/ecmllevelcrossings.