Friday 7 Jul 2017
Bromley Cross level crossing to be made safer
- London North Western
Bromley Cross level crossing will be made safer thanks to improvements being made by Network Rail.
The crossing, near Bolton, will be improved with better fencing and safer, more reliable gates.
Carried out as part of the Great North Rail Project, part of the national Railway Upgrade Plan, the crossing will be closed overnight from Monday to Friday next week (Monday 10 to Friday 14 July). Network Rail engineers will be working through the night while trains are not running (11pm to 5.30am) to complete the work.
Matthew Noblet, level crossing manager said:
“We are improving Bromley Cross crossing as part of our nationwide level crossing improvement plan. This work cannot be done while trains are running so we are doing it at night which causes the least disruption to passengers and users of the crossing.
“A clearly marked diversionary route will be in place via Chapeltown Road, Turton Road and Shady Lane each night. I'd like to thank local people for their patience while we complete this vital work."
For more information residents can call the Network Rail national helpline on 03457 11 41 41
About Network Rail
Network Rail owns, manages and develops Britain's railway - the 20,000 miles of track, 40,000 bridges and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations (the largest of which we also run). In partnership with train operators we help people take more than 1.65bn journeys by rail every year and move hundreds of millions of tonnes of freight, saving almost 8m lorry journeys. We employ 36,000 people across Britain and work round-the-clock, each and every day, to provide a safe, reliable railway.
About the Railway Upgrade Plan
The Railway Upgrade Plan is Network Rail's investment plan for Britain's railways. It makes up two-thirds of Network Rail's £40bn spending priorities for the five years to 2019 and represents the biggest sustained programme of rail modernisation since the Victoria era. It is designed to provide more capacity, relieve crowding and respond to the tremendous growth Britain's railways continue to experience; passenger numbers have doubled in the past 20 years and are set to double again over the next 25 years - so we need to continue to invest in building a bigger, better railway. For passengers, that means:
- longer, faster more frequent trains;
- better, more reliable infrastructure; and
- better facilities for passengers, especially at stations.