Network Rail improves level crossing safety across Derbyshire and Staffordshire

Posted: 26 February 2020 | | No comments yet

Network Rail – the owner and infrastructure manager of most of the railway network in Great Britain – is upgrading level crossings across Derbyshire and Staffordshire to help reduce delays on the railway.

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Work to improve level crossings in Caverswall, Tutbury, Hockley and Alrewas is taking place with Network Rail engineers replacing old barrier gates and their components with new, modern ones. This will help to reduce delays to services and mean that the level crossings remain fit for purpose.

The improvement work will not impact train services, but there will be changes to access for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.

Vinny Briggs, Route Level Crossing Manager for Network Rail, said: “This is really important work to modernise these level crossings in Derbyshire and the surrounding area and make sure they remain fit for purpose. The new barriers will improve the reliability of the level crossings and therefore, help to reduce delays on the railway. We are working hard to minimise any disruption whilst this work takes place and would like to thank all those impacted for their patience.”

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