Improvements at three level crossings in Morecombe
Posted: 26 November 2012 | | No comments yet
Bare Lane, Hest Bank and Bolton-le-Sands level crossings all have brand new barriers and motors…
Bare Lane, Hest Bank and Bolton-le-Sands level crossings all have brand new barriers and motors to raise and lower them, red and amber road traffic lights and audible warning systems.
Network Rail have also resurfaced the approach roads to Bare Lane and Hest bank level crossings, and built a brand new pavement at Bolton-le-Sands level crossing so pedestrians don’t have to walk in the road.
The power signal box in Preston will take over responsibility from the local signal boxes and will monitor all three level crossings using CCTV. Network Rail will have to close the crossings to road vehicles whilst the transfer takes place although pedestrians will still be able to use the crossings.
Bare Lane will be the first to be transferred and in the New Year both Hest Bank and Bolton-le-Sands will be transferred.
- Bare Lane: 21:25 on Friday 7 December 2012 to 05.45 on Monday 10 December 2012
- Hest Bank and Bolton-le-Sands: dates to be confirmed
Bare Lane signal box
Network Rail are considering either transferring the building to another part of the country where it can be put to good use, or offering it to heritage railways.