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
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We own, operate and develop Britain's railway infrastructure; that's 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations. We run 20 of the UK's largest stations while all the others, over 2,500, are run by the country's train operating companies.
Every day, there are more than 4.8 million journeys made in the UK and over 600 freight trains run on the network. People depend on Britain's railway for their daily commute, to visit friends and loved ones and to get them home safe every day. Our role is to deliver a safe and reliable railway, so we carefully manage and deliver thousands of projects every year that form part of the multi-billion pound Railway Upgrade Plan, to grow and expand the nation's railway network to respond to the tremendous growth and demand the railway has experienced - a doubling of passenger journeys over the past 20 years.